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  • Tomb Owner
    Senwehem (G 2132)
  • Attested
    Demedj (in G 2132)
    Hep (in G 2132)
    Hetephernefret (in G 2132)
    Kai-iu (in G 2132)
    Kaihap (in G 2132)
    Mentjebutkhufu (in G 2132)
    Nefer (in G 2132)
    Neferirethathor (in G 2132)
    Neferiuhathor (in G 2132)
    Neferkhuu (in G 2132)
    Neferkhuu-nedjes (in G 2132)
    Nefertjentet (in G 2132)
    Niwikhufu (in G 2132)
    Ptahshepses (in G 2132)
    Ptahshepses (in G 2132)
    Qaihi (in G 2132)
    Senwehem (in G 2132)
    Tjentet (in G 2132)
    Tjentet (in G 2132)
    Tjenti (in G 2132)
    Tjenti (in G 2132)
    Weser (in G 2132)
    Weser (in G 2132)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone+Brick-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2132 A; G 2132 B; G 2132 C; G 2132 X; G 3132 Y
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built against north side of G 2150 near its west end. Shafts G 2132 X and Y were probably located in the chapel area of G 2132; as intrusive shafts they may possibly have been above ground level. They were probably completely cleared (but never recorded in the excavation diaries) in 1913. Only Shaft X appears on area map EG002028.

Finds 9

Excavation Diary Pages 8

Maps & Plans 20

Drawings 9

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 19

Full Bibliography

  • Chron. d'Eg. 12 (1937), fig. on p. 241.

    Chron. d'Eg. 14 (1939), p. 158.

    Fischer, in JNES 18 (1959), fig. 14 [c], pp. 248-249 w/ n. 39.

    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, p. 230.

    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. 75, plan 11.

    Reisner, George A. "The Tomb of Meresankh, a Great-Granddaughter of Queen Hetep-Heres and Sneferuw." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 25, no. 151 (October 1927), pp. 60.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, p.19.

Photos 94

People 25

Ancient People

  • Demedj (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (top register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Senwehem, upper figure, facing left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Hep (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (bottom register, one of three female figures, central figure, only one not carrying offerings, other two figures unnamed); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Hetephernefret (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Name appears on fragment of limestone lintel, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found reused in G 2132 C.
  • Kai-iu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (top register, small male figure standing in front of large figure of Senwehem); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Kaihap (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (third register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Mentjebutkhufu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Nefer (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132); mother (?) of Weser (son of Senwehem). Appears twice on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (top register, female figure embraced by Weser), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance, and south jamb (second register, large female figure), identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ in G 2132.
  • Neferirethathor (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (bottom register, one of two female figures, figure on left, name of figure on right not preserved), identified as [Drjt] mourner; found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferiuhathor (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, small female figure standing in front of two male figures carrying offerings, identified as Weser and Ptahshepses); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferkhuu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (third register, small female figure standing in front of larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferkhuu-nedjes (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (third register, small female figure standing behind larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Nefertjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (second register, small female figure standing behind larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Niwikhufu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (third register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Ptahshepses (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Nefer, upper figure); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Ptahshepses (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Ptahshepses (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Qaihi (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (second register, small female figure standing in front of larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Senwehem (G 2132)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2132. Limestone false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, identified as [wab nswt Hm-kA] royal wab-priest, ka-priest; found in situ in G 2132.
  • Senwehem (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". Not to be confused with tomb owner Senwehem.
  • Tjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, small female figure standing in front of two male figures carrying offerings, identified as Senwehem and Mentjebutkhufu); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two female figures named Tjentet (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small female figure standing behind large figure of Nefer, lower figure, upper figure unnamed); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two female figures named Tjentet (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjenti (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (top register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Senwehem, lower figure, facing right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Tjenti (both on south jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjenti (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Nefer, lower figure, facing right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Tjenti (both on south jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Weser (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (top register, male figure embracing his mother[?] Nefer); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Weser (one in central niche, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Weser (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, one of two male figures carrrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Weser (one in central niche, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.

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.