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  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
  • Attested
    Ankhhersatjes(?) (in Lepsius 30)
    Ankhmahor (in Lepsius 30)
    Bebib (in Lepsius 30)
    Ihy (in Lepsius 30)
    Inkhi (in Lepsius 30)
    Iy(?) (in Lepsius 30)
    Khemetnu (in Lepsius 30)
    Khuenre (in Lepsius 30)
    Nefret (in Lepsius 30)
    Wer (in Lepsius 30)
  • Lepsius no
    LG 30
    L.30
  • Remarks
    Porter & Moss mistakenly equate Lepsius 30 with Menhebu (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker, called G 5610 by Reisner). Reisner mistakenly equates Lepsius 30 with G 5540 (tomb of Hamka). Both of these mastabas have in situ false doors with the names of their owners. Lepsius never mentions an inscribed false door bearing a name in his description of Lepsius 30, whose location remains uncertain but, according to Lepsius, somewhere south of G 5520 (Lepsius 28). Lepsius records only a register of named offering bearers on each of the door jambs beneath the feet of the tomb owner, whose upper half and name are not preserved.

Maps & Plans 2

Drawings 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Lepsius, Carl Richard. Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien. Text 1: Unteraegypten und Memphis [Giza pages only]. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1897, pp. 59-60.

    Lepsius, Carl Richard. Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien. Ergänzungsband [Giza plates only]. Berlin: Nicolaische Buchhandlung. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1913, pl. 24.

    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. 168 (incorrectly equated with mastaba of Menhebu), plan 16.

Photos 2

People 11

Ancient People

  • Ankhhersatjes(?) (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south door jamb of Lepsius 30 (first figure on right, carrying bird), identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Ankhmahor (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south door jamb of Lepsius 30 (third figure from right, carrying tray of offerings), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Bebib (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of Lepsius 30 (first figure on left, carrying bird), identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Ihy (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south door jamb of Lepsius 30 (second figure from right, carrying calf), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Inkhi (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of Lepsius 30 (third figure from left, carrying bird), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Iy(?) (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of Lepsius 30 (second figure from left, censing); found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Khemetnu (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of Lepsius 30 (fourth figure from left, carrying gazelle), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Khuenre (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south door jamb of Lepsius 30 (fourth figure from right, carrying foreleg), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Nefret (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of Lepsius 30 (fifth figure from left, carrying basket), identified as [Drjt] mourner; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.
  • Wer (in Lepsius 30)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south door jamb of Lepsius 30 (fifth figure from right, carrying vessel), identified as [Drjt] mourner; found displaced in Lepsius 30, probably originally from chapel entrance.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.