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  • Tomb Owner
    Khnumnefer (G 2175)
    Nedju (G 2175)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Akhitef (in G 2175)
    Ankhesenptah(?) (in G 2175)
    Hepetka (in G 2175)
    Iyni (in G 2175)
    Menib (in G 2175)
    Menkaure-weser (in G 2175)
    Nikauneith (in G 2175)
    Peri (in G 2175)
    Tekat (in G 2175)
    Tjenti (in G 2175)
  • Harpur Date
    Userkaf -- Neferefre
  • PorterMoss Date
    First half of Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2175 Serdab; G 2175 Chapel; G 2175 A; G 2175 B; G 2175 C; G 2175 D; G 2175 E; G 2175 X; G 2175 Y
  • Remarks
    This is a composite mastaba with nucleus belonging to Nedju, altered and increased in size to include the chapel of Khumnefer.

Finds 19

Excavation Diary Pages 11

Maps & Plans 23

Drawings 8

Published Documents 7

Unpublished Documents 24

Full Bibliography

  • Fisher, Clarence S. "The Harvard-University-Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian Expedition." BMFA 11, No. 62 (April 1913), p. 22.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G115.

    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. 225.

    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. 80.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 268-269, 313.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, p. 191.

Photos 79

People 13

Ancient People

  • Akhitef (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in chapel of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175), north wall (bottom register, first figure on left in line of offering bearers); north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14) found in situ in G 2175.
  • Ankhesenptah(?) (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). North false door inscribed for Ankhesenptah(?); in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer). Also appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Hepetka (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small girl standing between her parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Iyni (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in chapel of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175), north wall (bottom register, second figure from left in line of offering bearers); north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14) found in situ in G 2175.
  • Khnumnefer (G 2175)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Nedju) of G 2175. South false door inscribed for Khnumnefer, identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer). Also appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Menib (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in chapel of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175), north wall (bottom register, fourth figure from left in line of offering bearers); north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14) found in situ in G 2175.
  • Menkaure-weser (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small boy standing in front of his parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Nedju (G 2175)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Khnumnefer) of G 2175. False door inscribed for Nedju and his wife Tekat; Nedju identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; in situ in G 2175, south chapel (chapel of Nedju).
  • Nikauneith (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small girl standing behind her parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Peri (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in chapel of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175), north wall (bottom register, last figure on right in line of offering bearers); north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14) found in situ in G 2175.
  • Tekat (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Nedju (owner, along with Khnumnefer, of G 2175). False door inscribed for Nedju and his wife Tekat; Tekat identified as [mjtrt] mitret; in situ in G 2175, south chapel (chapel of Nedju).
  • Tjenti (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in chapel of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175), north wall (bottom register, third figure from left in line of offering bearers); north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14) found in situ in G 2175.

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.