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  • Tomb Owner
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Akhmerutnisut (in G 2184)
    Haretkhufu (in G 2184)
    Ikhsedjem (in G 2184)
    Ini (in G 2184)
    Inkhi (in G 2184)
    Itefui(?) (in G 2184)
    Kaheb (in G 2184)
    Kanefer (in G 2184)
    Mentju (in G 2184)
    Nefer (in G 2184)
    Neferhetep (in G 2184)
    Neferihi (in G 2184)
    Nefernetjer (in G 2184)
    Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)
    Nuut (in G 2184)
    Peshes (in G 2184)
    Ptah-[...] (in G 2184)
    Qedmerer (in G 2184)
    Qedmerer (in G 2184)
    Seneb (in G 2184)
    [...]fu (in G 2184)
  • Junker No
    IX 5
  • PorterMoss Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Baer Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Harpur Date
    Unis - Teti
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2184 A; G 2184 B; G 2184 C; G 2184 D; G 2184 E; G 2174 F; G 2184 G; G 2184 V; G 2184 X; G 2184 Y; G 2184 Chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built northwest of G 2180 and north of G 2183. Intrusive shafts V, X and Y included here and not in G 2182. Junker originally called this mastaba IX 5.

Finds 295

Excavation Diary Pages 30

Maps & Plans 24

Drawings 30

Published Documents 10

Unpublished Documents 66

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "anx-wD.s: St. Petersburg-Cambridge." Göttinger Miszellen 188 (2002), p. 34, note 13.

    Bothmer, Bernard V. "A Wooden Statue of Dynasty VI." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 46, No. 264 (June 1948), pp. 35-36.

    Fisher, Clarence S. "The Harvard University -- Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian Expedition." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 11, No. 62 (April 1913), pp. 20-22.

    García, Juan Carlos Moreno. "A New Old Kingdom Inscription from Giza (CGC 57163), and the Problem of sn-Dt in Pharaonic Third Millennium Society." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 93 (2007), p. 121.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G116.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), pp. 3 (incorrectly called G 2185), 47, fig. 1.

    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, pp. 80-81.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp, 218, 314, 380-1.

    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, pl. 7 [b].

    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. 198-9, 279, 318, 323, 340, 347, 364, figs. 79, 118, 187, 194, 198, 226(c), 229, 238-9.

    Woods, Alexandra. "Contribution to a Controversy: A Date For the Tomb of kA(=j)-m-anx at Giza." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), p. 168, note 64.

Photos 226

People 23

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."
  • Akhmerutnisut (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears twice (depicted as young boy) in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (relief between false doors and relief north of north false door); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Haretkhufu (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel wall painting, east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, sixth figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Name uncertain.
  • Ikhsedjem (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, second register), identified as [HqA] chief (perhaps chief herdsman); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Ini (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel wall painting, east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, fifth figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping).
  • Inkhi (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) in chapel wall painting in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, second figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping).
  • Itefui(?) (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel wall painting in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, third figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Inscription indicating family relationship (if any) not preserved when Firth copy made.
  • Kaheb (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, top register), identified as [sn=f n Dt jmj-r pr] his brother of his funerary estate, steward; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Kanefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North and south false doors on east face of mastaba: north false door inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut, south false door (consists of only crossbar = lower lintel and drum lintel) inscribed for Kanefer, identified on both as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Nuut on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Mentju (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Mentju may not be name, but rather designation for "Bedouin".
  • Nefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, top register, figure only partially preserved); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Neferhetep (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register), identified as [jmj-r Tst] overseer of the gang(?); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Neferihi (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) in chapel wall painting in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, seventh figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping).
  • Nefernetjer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, second register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief in outer room (west wall relief between false doors, and east jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Also appears in chapel wall painting in inner room (west wall, south side of false door niche); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from false door in niche in west wall of inner room; found displaced. Name only originally preserved on inner room wall painting and partially on displaced block from false door.
  • Nuut (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North false door on east face of mastaba inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut; Nuut identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Kanefer on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Peshes (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Ptah-[...] (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel wall painting in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, first figure on right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Name and possible family relationship only partially preserved when Firth copy made.
  • Qedmerer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. One of two figures identified as Qedmerer (other appears in third register).
  • Qedmerer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. One of two figures identified as Qedmerer (other appears in bottom register).
  • Seneb (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • [...]fu (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel wall painting in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), east wall of inner room of chapel (bottom register, fourth figure from right facing right); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Name and possible family relationship only partially preserved when Firth copy made.

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.