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  • Tomb Owner
    Seshatsekhentiu (G 2120)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Junker No
    VIII 2
  • Alternate Reisner No
    a1
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle or late Dynasty 4
  • Manuelian Date
    Khufu
  • Jánosi Date
    Khufu or Djedefre
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2120 A; G 2120 X; G 2120 Y; G 2120 Z; G 2120 Chapel
  • Remarks
    In the 1912 excavation season, Reisner called this mastaba a1. Junker originally called this mastaba VIII 2.

Finds 35

Excavation Diary Pages 24

  • Vol.03.p.019

    • Diary page dates 01/21/1912
  • Vol.26.p.1192

    • Diary page dates 12/26/1932; 12/27/1932; 12/28/1932; 12/29/1932
  • Vol.26.p.1193

    • Diary page dates 12/29/1932; 12/30/1932
  • Vol.26.p.1194

    • Diary page dates 12/30/1932; 12/31/1932; 01/01/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1195

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1933; 01/02/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1196

    • Diary page dates 01/03/1933; 01/04/1944; 01/05/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1197

    • Diary page dates 01/06/1933; 01/07/1933; 01/08/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1198

    • Diary page dates 01/08/1933; 01/09/1933
  • Vol.31.p.584

    • Diary page dates 12/24/1937; 12/25/1937; 12/26/1937; 12/27/1937; 12/28/1937; 12/29/1937
  • Vol.31.p.585

    • Diary page dates 12/31/1937; 12/31/1937
  • Vol.31.p.586

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1938
  • Vol.31.p.587

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1938; 01/02/1938
  • Vol.31.p.588

    • Diary page dates 01/02/1938; 01/03/1938
  • Vol.31.p.589

    • Diary page dates 01/03/1938; 01/04/1938; 01/05/1938
  • Vol.31.p.590

    • Diary page dates 01/05/1938; 01/06/1938
  • Vol.31.p.591

    • Diary page dates 01/06/1938; 01/07/1938
  • Vol.31.p.595

    • Diary page dates 01/11/1938; 01/12/1938
  • Vol.31.p.596

    • Diary page dates 01/12/1938; 01/13/1938; 01/14/1938
  • Vol.32.p.627

    • Diary page dates 03/01/1938; 03/02/1938; 03/03/1938; 03/04/1938; 03/05/1938; 03/06/1938
  • Vol.32.p.630

    • Diary page dates 03/07/1938; 03/08/1938; 03/09/1938
  • Vol.32.p.631

    • Diary page dates 03/10/1938; 03/11/1938; 03/12/1938; 03/13/1938
  • Vol.32.p.632

    • Diary page dates 03/14/1938; 03/15/1938; 03/16/1938; 03/17/1938
  • Vol.32.p.634

    • Diary page dates 03/19/1938; 03/20/1938; 03/21/1938; 03/22/1938; 03/23/1938; 03/24/1938
  • Vol.32.p.638

    • Diary page dates 04/03/1938; 04/04/1938; 04/05/1938; 04/06/1938; 04/07/1938

Maps & Plans 22

Drawings 19

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 76

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "An Inventory List from 'Covington's Tomb' and Nomenclature for Furniture in the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996, pp. 122, 128 [11], 155.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Der Tote vor dem Opfertisch. Die Opferplatten von Giza. Besprechung des Buches Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis von Peter Der Manuelian." Sokar 10 (1. Halbjahr 2005), p. 22.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven & Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University & University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 18, 19, 36, 43, 51, 65, 76- 82, 85, 93, 96, 101, 115, 130, 135, 142, 144, 146, 148- 155, 157- 159, 162, 166, figs. 98- 116, 210, 213, 217, 219, 223, 230, 235, 239, 241, 250, 251.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A 'New' Slab Stela for Nefer from G 2100? (Giza Archives Project Gleanings: I)." In Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005. Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 228.

    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. 224-228, fig. 2.

    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. 74.

    Reisner, George A., and Clarence S. Fisher. "Preliminary Report on the Work of the Harvard-Boston Expedition in 1911-13." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte 13 (1914), pp. 227-252.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Origin of Some Unidentified Old Kingdom Reliefs." American Journal of Archaeology 46 (1942), p. 524.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Inscriptional Evidence for the History of the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 11 (1952), pp. 118, 127, fig. 6.

    Verner, Miroslav. "Contemporaneous Evidence for the Relative Chronology of Dyns. 4 and 5." In Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss & David A. Warburton, eds. Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006, p. 132.

Photos 226

People 2

Ancient People

  • Seshatsekhentiu (G 2120)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2120. Limestone slab stela (group of unregistered fragments + 33-2-187 + 38-3-2 + 38-3-3 = MFA 06.1894) inscribed for Seshatsekhentiu; some fragments found east and west of G 2120. Fragments of red granite drum lintel (38-3-11) originally inscribed with name and titles of Seshatsekhentiu; partially preserved titles: [Xrj-(Hb)] lector(-priest), [Hrj-tp ...tjw] chief .... (Seshatsekhen)tiu; found in debris in front of slab stela emplacement in east face of G 2120.

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.