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  • Tomb Owner
    Nimaatre (G 2097)
  • Attested
    Mernetjer-isesi (in G 2097)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Reisner Date
    Izezi to Unis
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dyn 5 or early Dyn 6
  • Roth Date
    Niuserre ? or Isesi, Djedkare
  • Roth Date
    Late Djedkare - Unis
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2097 A; G 2097 X; G 2097 Serdab; G 2097 Serdab 2; G 2097 Serdab 3
  • Remarks
    The original mastaba called G 2097 was later expanded to include the following mastabas which have their own site records: G 2097', G 2097a, G 2097b and G 2097c. Some of Reisner's records do not clearly identify these 5 sites.

Excavation Diary Pages 11

Maps & Plans 12

Drawings 24

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 16

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "anx-wD.s: St. Petersburg-Cambridge." Göttinger Miszellen 188 (2002), p. 21, note 2.

    Brovarski, Edward. "Two Old Kingdom Writing Boards from Giza." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 71 (1987), pp. 34 (note 12), 35 (note 2), fig. 1.

    Callender, Vivienne G. "A Contribution to the Burial of Women in the Old Kingdom." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p. 304.

    Kanawati, Naguib. Tombs at Giza. Kaiemankh (G 4561) and Seshemnefer I (G 4940), Volume I. Australian Centre for Egyptology Report 16. Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 2001, pp. 16-17, 33.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kats. G107-G109.

    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. 70 (called Izzi-mr-nTr).

    Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, main tomb: pp. 127-34, fig. 73, pls. 84-97, 133, 184-189; intrusive: 135-137, fig. 74, pls. 98, 132-133, 190.

    Woods, Alexandra. "Contribution to a Controversy: A Date For the Tomb of kA(=j)-m-anx at Giza." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), pp. 163, 164, 168, 169-170, notes 8, 27, 64.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Mernetjer-isesi (in G 2097)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears as intrusive figure in central niche of palace facade on west wall of chapel of G 2097 (tomb of Nimaatre), identified as [sS xntjw-S pr-aA Xrj(-sStA) pr-aA nb=f sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] scribe of palace attendants of the Great House, secretary of the Great House and of his lord, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; in situ in G 2097.
  • Nimaatre (G 2097)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2097. Appears in chapel relief, identified as [rx nswt sS pr-aA xntj-S pr-aA Hrj-sStA pr-aA] royal acquaintance, scribe and palace attendant of the Great House, secretary of the Great House; in situ in G 2097.

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.