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Details

  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Ihy (G 5330)
    Memi (in G 5221)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 5221 A; G 5221 B
  • Remarks
    G 5221 is thought to belong to Memi. But based on obelisk fragment 14-11-158 (= MFA 21.958) inscribed for Ihy, tomb owner is uncertain.

Finds 34

Excavation Diary Pages 11

Maps & Plans 10

Drawings 12

Unpublished Documents 47

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 155.

Photos 34

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ihy (G 5330)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 5330. False door inscribed for Ihy, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal chamberlain, overseer of commissions; in situ in G 5330. Two obelisks inscribed for Ihy (Berlin 1146, 14-11-158 = MFA 21.958); one found to left of false door (removed by Lepsius), other found in G 5221 chapel debris (behind G 5330).
  • Memi (in G 5221)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 5221. Limestone lintel (14-12-54 = MFA 21.959) inscribed for Memi, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt pr-aA jmj-r pr n st jb nb=f] royal chamberlain of the Great House, steward of the wishes of his lord; found displaced in G 5221 A or B (pit in which lintel found not recorded).

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.