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  • Tomb Owner
    Djedwai (G 1452+1453)
    Kaninisut (G 1452+1453)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Ankhkaus (G 1452+1453)
  • Correct Double Mastaba No
    G 1452
    G 1453
  • Reisner Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 5 or later
  • Baer Date
    Middle of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 1452 A; G 1452 B; G 1452 C; G 1452 D; G 1452 E; G 1452 F; G 1452 G; G 1453 A; G 1453 B

Finds 8

Maps & Plans 34

Drawings 3

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 48

Full Bibliography

  • Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Tomb Steles and Offering Stones of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1927, p. 1.

    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. 64.

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ankhkaus (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Djedwai (owner, along with Kaninisut, of G 1452+1453). Appears on north and south false door tablets, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel).
  • Djedwai (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Kaninisut) of G 1452+1453. North and south false doors inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19751) and two limestone offering stands (Cairo JE 37732 = CG 57002, Hearst 6-19816) inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr xwfw sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, priest of Khufu, inspector of wab-priests; all found in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel) in front of south false door.
  • Kaninisut (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Djedwai) of G 1452+1453. Limestone lintel inscribed for Kaninisut; found in situ in mud brick south niche in G 1452 chapel (north chapel). Fragment of limestone door socket (34-10-24) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1452 chapel debris (north chapel).

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.