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  • Tomb Owner
    Nensedjerkai [I] (G 2100-II)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Defdi (in G 2100-II)
    Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)
    Mery (in G 2100-II)
    Niankhkhnum (in G 2100-II)
    Niptah (in G 2100-II)
    Niptah Khuwiptah (near G 2100-II)
    Peseshet (near G 2100-II)
    Rahetep (in G 2100-II)
    Werbauptah (in G 2100-II)
    Werka (in G 2100-II)
    [...]ankh (in G 2100-II)
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 2100 II Annex
    G 2100-II Annex
    G 2101
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Baud Date
    Second half of Dynasty 4
  • Harpur Date
    Dynasty 5: Sahure to Neferirkare
  • Junker Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2100-II A; G 2100-II B
  • Remarks
    Annex off southeast corner of G 2100-I which is against south wall of G 2100.

Finds 1

Excavation Diary Pages 3

Maps & Plans 5

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 12

Full Bibliography

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

    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. 97-121, figs. 1-10, pls. 1-4.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 6. Die Mastabas des Nfr (Nefer), Kdfjj (Kedfi), Kahjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschließenden Grabanlagen. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 1. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943. pp. 206-208, figs. 51, 78, plan after p. 273.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G110.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Re-examination of Reisner's Nucleus Cemetery Concept at Giza. Preliminary Remarks on Cemetery G 2100." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 223, 227-229, fig. 2.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 146.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Case of Prefabrication at Giza? The False Door of Inti." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 35 (1998), p. 119, note 14.

    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. 72.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 421-422.

Photos 235

3D Models 1

Videos 1

People 14

Ancient People

  • Defdi (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), north jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 2100-I. Merib, also known as Kapunisut. Chapel entrance lintel, drum and door jambs inscribed for Merib, identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xtmtj-nTr bA-nTrw dwA-tAwj xtmw-nTr Nb-rxjjt ab-nTrw jmj-r kAt nt nswt] king's son of his body, companion, god's sealer of (the ships) 'Ba-netjeru' and 'Dua-tawy', god's sealer of (the ships) 'Neb-rekhyt' and 'Ab-netjeru', overseer of royal works. North and south false doors inscribed for Merib, identified as [xtmw-nTr wjA jmj-r kAt nbt nswt Hts(?) jnpw smr watj wr mDw Sma rx nswt Xrj-Hb wt jnpw] god's sealer of the ship, overseer of all royal works, staff(?) of Anubis, sole companion, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, lector-priest, embalmer of Anubis. Also appears in chapel relief (north, west, south, and east walls), identified as [jmj-r mSa xrp aH aD-mr Haw r p nb wr mAAw jwnw Hm-nTr xwfw] expedition leader, director of the palace, administrator of the fleet, mouth of every Butite, greatest of seers in Iunu, priest of Khufu; chapel (ÄMP Berlin 1107) found in situ in G 2100-I. Also appears in tomb of his daughter Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), chapel, pillared portico, west faces of north and south pillars, identified as [sA nswt xtmw-nTr wjA smr watj sHD bA-nTrw] king's son, god's sealer of the ship, sole companion, inspector of (the ship) 'Ba-netjeru'; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Mery (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), south jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Nensedjerkai [I] (G 2100-II)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2100-II. Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Merib (owner of G 2100-I). Architectural elements, including archtrave over pillared portico, chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel, and north and south false doors inscribed for Nensedjerkai; also appears on east and west faces of pillars of pillared portico; identified as [sAt nswt Xkrt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr xwfw] king's daughter, royal ornament, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Khufu; in situ in G 2100-II. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of her father Merib, chapel entrance south door jamb (reveal); chapel (ÄMP Berlin 1107) found in situ in G 2100-I.
  • Niankhkhnum (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), north jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Niptah (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), north jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II. May be same individual as Niptah, owner of inscribed lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8550) found near G 2100-II.
  • Niptah Khuwiptah (near G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8550) inscribed for Niptah, called Khuwiptah, and his wife Peseshet; Niptah identified as [jmj-r mDHw js pr-nswt] overseer of carpenters of the is-chamber of the palace; found near G 2100-II. May be same individual as Niptah, [Hm-kA] ka-priest, on north false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II).
  • Peseshet (near G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Niptah Khuwiptah. Lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8550) inscribed for Niptah, called Khuwiptah, and his wife Peseshet; Peseshet identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt smjwt nfrt swt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Deserts and beautiful (cult-)places; found near G 2100-II.
  • Rahetep (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), south jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Werbauptah (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), north jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Werka (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), south jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • [...]ankh (in G 2100-II)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), south jamb, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2100-II. Name only partially preserved, shows cartouche with illegible king's name and ankh-sign.

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.
  • 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.