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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Bashepses (G 5040)
    Kaemked (G 5040)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 5040 A; G 5040 B; G 5040 D; G 5040 E; G 5040 X; G 5040 Y
  • Remarks
    There are two rock-cut offering rooms associated with this mastaba; west chapel has entrance lintel and drum lintel inscribed for Kaemked; south chapel has entrance lintel and false door inscribed for Bashepses. Bashepses chapel appears in Porter & Moss (p. 145) as Bashepses, a separate entry from G 5040.

Finds 5

Excavation Diary Pages 27

Maps & Plans 21

Drawings 9

Published Documents 3

Unpublished Documents 37

Full Bibliography

  • Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 51-58, figs. 11, 14-16, 18, pl. 14.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1944, fig. 1, plan after pl. 40.

    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. 145, plan 16.

Photos 44

People 4

Ancient People

  • Bashepses (G 5040)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Kaemked) of G 5040. Chapel entrance lintel (name not preserved) and false door inscribed for Khnumshepses, identified as [sAb aD-mr nj-nst-xntt Hrj-sStA n wDa-mdw n Hwt-wrt sS pr-aA Hrj-sStA n xtmt-nTr sHD wDa-mdw m swt Spswt pr-aA sHD pr-aA Hrj-sStA nswt m pr-aA] judge and administrator, preeminent of place, secretary of judgements in the Great Court, scribe of the Great House, secretary of the god's treasure, inspector of arbitrators in the august places of the Great House, inspector of the Great House, secretary of the king in the Great House; in situ in G 5040 (south rock-cut offering room).
  • Kaemked (G 5040)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5040. Chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel inscribed for Kaemked, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; in situ in G 5040 (west rock-cut offering room).

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.