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  • Tomb Owner
    Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Akhi (in G 5150)
    Ankhmaka (in G 5150)
    Autib (in G 5150)
    Henkit (east of G 5150)
    Henutsen (in G 5150)
    Hepetka (in G 5150)
    Hertjesi (in G 5150)
    Hesi (in G 5150)
    Hesi (in G 5150)
    Hetepibes (in G 5150)
    Hetepka (in G 5150)
    Heti (in G 5150)
    Ipi (in G 5150)
    Iufni (in G 5150)
    Ka[...]ptah (in G 5150)
    Katjenet (in G 5150)
    Khuenptah (in G 5150)
    Meni (in G 5150)
    Meretites (in G 5150)
    Meretites (in G 5150)
    Messat (in G 5150)
    Neferirtes (in G 5150)
    Nemutef (in G 5150)
    Nensedjerka (in G 5150)
    Nesnisut (in G 5150)
    Ptahshepses (in G 5150)
    Rehi (in G 5150)
    Sekhentiuka (in G 5150)
    Senmerer (in G 5150)
    Senmerer Semsu (in G 5150)
    Seshathetep (in G 5150)
    Sesheshen (in G 5150)
    Sokarhetep (in G 5150)
    Tai (in G 5150)
    Weha (in G 5150)
    [...]r (in G 5150)
  • Lepsius No
    L.36
    Lepsius 36
    LG 36
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Baud Date
    Probably Khafre
  • Harpur Date
    Userkaf - Sahure
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    Mid Dynasty 5
  • Junker Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Kanawati Date
    Late Khufu - late Dynasty 4
  • idem Date
    Probably middle of the reign
  • Reisner Date
    Late Menkaure - post-Neferirkare
  • Schmitz Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Strudwick Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Baer Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    4 unlabeled shafts; mudbrick chapel

Finds 3

Excavation Diary Pages 1

Maps & Plans 2

Drawings 3

Published Documents 13

Unpublished Documents 31

Full Bibliography

  • Borchardt, Das Grabdenkmal des Königs SaHu-Re 2, pls. 17, 33-4, 47, 50.

    Faulkner, Raymond O. "Review of 'Giza II' and 'Giza III'." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 27 (1941), pp. 166-167.

    García, Juan Carlos Moreno. "A New Old Kingdom Inscription from Giza (CGC 57163), and the Problem of sn-Dt in Pharaonic Third Millennium Society." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 93 (2007), p. 122 note 28.

    Gardiner, Alan H. "The Mansion of Life and the Master of the King's Largess." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 24 (1938), p. 87, pl. VI, 1.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 251-2 (23G5), figs. 57-8.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 2. Die Mastabas der beginnenden V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1934, pp. 172-195, figs. 23-34, pls. 11-16.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 38 [23], fig. 1.

    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, pp. 89-90, plan after pl. 40.

    Kanawati, Naguib. Tombs at Giza. Seshathetep/Heti (G 5150), Nesutnefer (G 4970) and Seshemnefer II (G 5080), Volume 2. Australian Centre for Egyptology Report 18. Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 2002, pp. 7, 11-30, 36, 40, 41, 45, pls. 3-10, 39-48.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G207.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Dig Divided: The Giza Mastaba of Heti, G 5480 (Giza Archives Gleaning IV)." In Zahi Hawass, Peter Der Manuelian and Ramadan Hussein, eds. Perspectives on Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honor of Edward Brovarski. CASAE 40. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2010, p. 248, fig. 2.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Unfinished Business: The Giza Tablet of Tjenti (JE 72135)." In Mamdouh Eldmaty and Mai Trad, eds. Egyptian Museum Collections Around the World: Studies for the Centennial of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2002, p. 787.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Presenting the Scroll: Papyrus Documents in Tombs Scenes of the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996, p. 583.

    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, pp. 149-150, plan 16.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 215.

    Schmitz, Königsohn, pp. 73-75.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), p. 153.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom Linen List." Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 71 (1935), pp. 136, 141, 144.

Photos 73

People 39

Ancient People

  • Akhi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshatetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, north outer jamb (top register, carrying offering table with bread loaves), identified as [xrp sH] director of the dining hall; in situ in G 5150.
  • Ankhmaka (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, south outer jamb (bottom register, carrying vase), and north wall (bottom register, first figure on left, pouring libation), identified as [ms=f Dt Hm-kA] his child of the funerary estate, ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Autib (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, east wall (north part, kneeling beneath her parents' chair), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 5150.
  • Henkit (east of G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks False door inscribed for Henkit, identified as [Hmt-nTr HwtHr] priestess of Hathor; found between G 5150 and G 5340.
  • Henutsen (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, east wall (north part, top register, figure on left, standing before her parents), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 5150.
  • Hepetka (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated; may be mother or wife) in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, north inner jamb, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr Nt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Neith, priestess of Hathor; in situ in G 5150. Limestone false door tablet (OIC_E_13546, now in Chicago) of Seshathetep Heti. He and Hepetka(?) sit facing each other over an offering table. Findspot unrecorded, presumably from southern(?) false door.
  • Hertjesi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north false door, north outer jamb (bottom register, carrying linen bag and sandals), identified as [nHs] Nubian; in situ in G 5150.
  • Hesi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, second figure from left = south false door, north outer jamb, bottom register); in situ in G 5150. One of two figures identified as Hesi (other on north wall, bottom register, fifth figure from left); possibly same individual.
  • Hesi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Sehathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (bottom register, fifth figure from left, carrying trays of offerings); in situ in G 5150. One of two figures identified as Hesi (other on west wall, between false doors, bottom register, second figure from left); possibly same individual.
  • Hetepibes (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, east wall (north part, second register, figure on left, standing before her parents), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 5150.
  • Hetepka (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, second register, first figure on right), and north wall (top register [below offerings], figure on left), identified as [sS] scribe; in situ in G 5150.
  • Heti (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (depicted as young boy, standing before his father); in situ in G 5150.
  • Ipi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (top register [below offerings], figure on right), identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; in situ in G 5150.
  • Iufni (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, second figure from right, leading bull), identified as [HqA] chief; in situ in G 5150.
  • Ka[...]ptah (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, south outer jamb (middle register, figure on right, carrying box, name only partially preserved), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Katjenet (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (bottom register, seventh figure from left, carrying haunch of meat), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Khuenptah (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, south outer jamb (middle register, figure on left, carrying jar), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Meni (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), east wall (south part, second register, first figure on right), identified as [smsw pr] elder of the house; in situ in G 5150.
  • Meretites (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears on north false door (tablet and north inner jamb) and presumably in chapel relief (north and east walls and chapel entrance south door jamb, name not preserved in most cases), identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr Nt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Neith, priestess of Hathor; in situ in G 5150.
  • Meretites (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f n Xt=f] his daughter of his body) of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, north false door, south outer jamb (top register, facing left behind standing figure of Seshathetep), and chapel entrance north door jamb (standing behind her father); in situ in G 5150.
  • Messat (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, east wall (north part, top register, figure on right, standing before her parents); in situ in G 5150.
  • Neferirtes (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (middle register [below offerings]), identified as [jr ibH] dentist; in situ in G 5150.
  • Nemutef (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, third register, third figure from right, leading ibex), identified as [Smsw] retainer; in situ in G 5150.
  • Nensedjerka (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, north false door, south outer jamb (bottom register, facing left behind standing figure of Seshathetep); in situ in G 5150.
  • Nesnisut (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, east wall (north part, second register, figure on right), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 5150.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, south outer jamb (top register, figure on right, holding bird), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Rehi (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, north outer jamb (middle register), identified as [jmj-r sSr] overseer of linen; in situ in G 5150.
  • Sekhentiuka (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, north false door, south outer jamb (middle register, facing left behind standing figure of Seshathetep), identified as [sS pr-mDAt] scribe of the library; in situ in G 5150.
  • Senmerer (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), south false door, south outer jamb (top register, figure on left, holding censer), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.
  • Senmerer Semsu (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). west wall (between false doors, bottom register, first figure on right, carrying gazelle); in situ in G 5150.
  • Seshathetep (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, second register, first figure on right); in situ in G 5150.
  • Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5150. Seshathetep, called Heti. Chapel entrance lintel and door jambs, and north and south false doors inscribed for Seahathetep; also appears in chapel relief (west, north, south, and east walls); identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xrp aH wt jnpw Xrj-Hb wr mDw Sma rx nswt Hrj-sStA kAt nb nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt] king's son of his body, companion, director of the palace, embalmer of Anubis, lector-priest, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, secretary of all royal works, overseer of all royal works; most in situ in G 5150. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue of man and woman (KHM Vienna ÄS 7788) inscribed for [sA nswt n Xt=f smsw jrj-pat tAjtj sAb TAtj wr (mDw Sma) wr mAw jwnw xrp tjst bjtj aA dwAw wn r (Hm-nTr) xntjxm Hm-nTr bA n anpt Hm-nTr Hr stX xrp mrwt Sma mHw Hm-nTr BAstt Hm-nTr Ssmtt wa wrw Hb sS mDAt-nTr smsw snwt jmj-r kAt nbt nswt] eldest king's son of his body, hereditary prince, chief justice and vizier, great one (of the tens of Upper Egypt), greatest of the seers of Iunu, director of the tjst-companions of the king of Lower Egypt, assistant of (the god) Duau, opener of the mouth, (priest of) Khenty-khem, priest of Ba-anpet, priest of Horus and Seth, director of singers of Upper and Lower Egypt, priest of Bastet, priest of Seshmetet, unique one among the great ones of the festival, scribe of the divine book, elder of the snwt-house, overseer of all royal works (names not preserved), possibly representing Seshathetep Heti and his wife, or his parents; found in G 5150 (part of statue found in shaft, part found in serdab). Limestone false door tablet (OIC_E_13546, now in Chicago) of Seshathetep Heti. He and his wife Hepetka(?) sit facing each other over an offering table. Findspot unrecorded, presumably from southern(?) false door.
  • Sesheshen (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, third register, second figure from right, leading oryx), identified as [Smsw] retainer; in situ in G 5150.
  • Sokarhetep (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (bottom register, second figure from left, carrying offering table with bread loaves); in situ in G 5150.
  • Tai (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, first figure on left = south false door, north outer jamb, bottom register), identified as [wdpw] butler; in situ in G 5150.
  • Weha (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north false door, north outer jamb (top register), identified as [HqA] chief; in situ in G 5150.
  • [...]r (in G 5150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Seshathetep Heti (owner of G 5150), north wall (bottom register, sixth figure from left, carrying tray of meat, name only partially preserved), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 5150.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

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

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.