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  • Tomb Owner
    Mernisut (G 1301)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Denetka (in G 1301)
    Hathorheknu (in G 1301)
    Kames (in G 1301)
    Kantef (in G 1301)
    Minankh (in G 1301)
    Niankhre (in G 1301)
    Nikaure (in G 1301)
    Nira (in G 1301)
    Wenshet (in G 1301)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 1301 A; G 1301 B; G 1301 C; G 1301 D; G 1301 X; G 1301 Y

Finds 2

Maps & Plans 14

Drawings 6

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 49

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. "An Old Kingdom Example of [GLYPH] for Terminal [GLYPH]." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 59 (1973), p. 44, fig. 1.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G79.

    Peck, William H. "An Old Kingdom Tomb Wall," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 51, nos. 2 and 3 (1972), pp. 63-68.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 61.

Photos 59

People 11

Ancient People

  • Denetka (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door inscribed for Mernisut (owner of G 1301), north inner jamb; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Hathorheknu (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Mernisut (owner of G 1301). Appears on false door inscribed for Merisut, north outer jamb; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Kames (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Mernisut (owner of G 1301). Appears on false door tablet and in chapel relief, west wall, identified as [rxt nswt jmjt-r jbAwt] royal acquaintance, overseer of female dancers; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Kantef (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Mernisut (owner of G 1301). Appears on false door inscribed for Mernisut, north outer jamb; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Mernisut (G 1301)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1301. Architrave and false door inscribed for Mernisut; also appears in chapel relief; limestone seated statue (Cairo JE 37713) and limestone window (Cairo JE 37728) inscribed for Mernisut; identified as [rx nswt wab nswt nxt-xrw n Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-xt Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-mDAt n aw nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, strong-of-voice of the granary of the Residence, inspector of custodians of property of the granary of the Residence, inspector of archivists of the royal documents; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301, statue and window found in G 1301.
  • Minankh (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door inscribed for Mernisut (owner of G 1301), south inner jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Niankhre (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Mernisut (owner of G 1301). Appears on false door inscribed for Mernisut, south outer jamb; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Nikaure (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Mernisut (owner of G 1301). Appears on false door inscribed for Mernisut, south outer jamb; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Nira (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door inscribed for Mernisut (owner of G 1301), north inner jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.
  • Wenshet (in G 1301)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door inscribed for Mernisut (owner of G 1301), south inner jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.