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  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Lepsius No
    LG 39
    Lepsius 39
    L.39
  • Junker No
    S 796
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 796; G 5332 A (S 806b); G 5332 B (S 806a); G 5332 C (S 806); G 5332 D (S 799); G 5332 E (S 798); G 5332 F (S 800); G 5332 G (S 801); G 5332 H (S 807); G 5332 I (S 815); G 5332 J (S 805); G 5332 K; G 5332 X (S 779a); G 5332 Y (S 814); serdab; chapel; annex; S 796a; S 796b
  • Remarks
    Reisner renamed Junker's S 796 as G 5332 and gave shafts new numbers: A = S 806b; B = S 806a; C = S 806; D = S 799; E = S 798; F = S 800; G = S 801; H = S 807; I = S 815; J = S 805; K not noted by Junker. S 796 was the principle shaft and not renamed by Reisner. The annex with S 796a and intrusive S 796b just east of mastaba not mentioned by Reisner.

Finds 9

Excavation Diary Pages 16

Maps & Plans 21

Drawings 4

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 27

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 8. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Zweiter Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1947, pp. 53-60, figs. 1, 19-24, pl. 10, plan after pl. 28.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G217.

    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. 159, plan 16.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box K 10, Description of Cemetery en Echelon, pp. 40 a-c.

Photos 39

People 3

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks 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.
  • 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.