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  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2178 A; G 2178 B; G 2178 C; G 2178 X; G 2178 Y
  • Remarks
    Reisner originally recorded a shaft G 2178 Z, but this was later noted to be "unlocated" and was "removed from text." G 2178 was incorrectly equated with G 2231 or G 2231 X by W.S. Smith, History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom, p. 74, and H.F. Fischer, Metropolitan Museum Journal 8 (1973), pp. 7-8, n. 6. Porter & Moss, p. 80, incorrectly attributes MFA 12.1485 (pair statue of Iti and Khuitre [called there "Khui and Khuit"], found in G 2231 X) to G 2178. G 2231 is not indicated on Cemetery en Echelon plan (EG000498) but is immediately east of G 2177 (= G 2227), as indicated by archival rough sketch plans and annotated photos (see photo A821P_ann_NS). Also not to be confused with G 2230+2231, located further northwest in the "Cemetery of Palace Attendants" published by A.M. Roth in Giza Mastabas 6.

Finds 5

Excavation Diary Pages 1

Maps & Plans 10

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • 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.

People 1

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.