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Small mud-brick mastaba located northwest of the mastaba of Meshaef near the western edge of the Abu Bakr Cemetery.


  • Tomb Owner
    Semerka (Semerka)
  • Excavator
    Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr, 1907–1976
    Edward Brovarski
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Remarks
    The mastaba of Semerka overlaps the northwest corner of Meshaef’s mastaba, indicating that Meshaef was likely built against the former.

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski 2018

People 3

Ancient People

  • Semerka (Semerka)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of small mud-brick mastaba located near the western edge of the Abu Bakr Cemetery. Lintel, drum, and false door panel inscribed for Semerka, identified as [xrp apr nfrw sHD wjA rx nswt] director of a crew of recruits, inspector of the boat, royal acquaintance; found in situ in mastaba of Semerka.

Modern People

  • Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates 1907–1976
    • Remarks Egyptian Egyptologist.
  • Edward Brovarski

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Egyptologist and co-director of the Cairo University-Brown University Excavations (CBE) in the Abu Bakr Cemetery.