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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Nefermesdjerkhufu (G 2240)
  • Attested
    Ankhes (in G 2240)
    Irenptah (in G 2240)
    Merykhufu (in G 2240)
    [...]it (in G 2240)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Roth Date
    Djedkare or Unis
  • PorterMoss Date
    Sahure to Unis
  • Reisner Date
    Sahure to Unis
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2240 Serdab; G 2240 A; G 2240 B

Finds 1

Excavation Diary Pages 20

Maps & Plans 12

Drawings 22

Published Documents 4

Unpublished Documents 20

Full Bibliography

  • Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G124.

    Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants: Including G 2084-2099, G 2230+2231, and G 2240. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, pp. 162-166, fig. 91, pls. 120c-130a, 132, 135, 201-209.

Photos 70

People 6

Ancient People

  • Ankhes (in G 2240)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Nefermesdjerkhufu (owner of G 2240). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (relief north of false door); in situ in G 2240.
  • Irenptah (in G 2240)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Nefermesdjerkhufu (owner of G 2240). Appears on chapel entrance north door jamb (with standing figure presumably of Nefermesdjerkhufu, identifying inscription for larger figure not preserved), identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; in situ in G 2240.
  • Merykhufu (in G 2240)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Nefermesdjerkhufu (owner of G 2240). Appears on chapel entrance south door jamb (with standing figure presumably of Nefermesdjerkhufu, identifying inscription for larger figure not preserved), identified as [Hm-kA Dt] ka-priest of the funerary estate; in situ in G 2240.
  • Nefermesdjerkhufu (G 2240)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2240. Chapel pillared portico architrave and false door inscribed for Nefermesdjerkhufu, identified as [smr pr jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-jb nb=f Hrj-sStA jmj-r Swj pr-aA a nswt jmj-r aHAw wab nswt Hm-nTr (xwfw)] companion of the house, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, he who is in the heart of his lord, secretary, overseer of the two canals of the Great House, he who belongs to the royal documents, overseer of the arsenal, royal wab-priest, priest (of Khufu); also appears in chapel relief (chapel entrance door jambs, west and east walls, not all instances with identifying inscription preserved); in situ in G 2240 (architrave and some blocks of relief found displaced in G 2240).
  • [...]it (in G 2240)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Nefermesdjerkhufu (owner of G 2240). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (relief north of false door, name only partially preserved); in situ in G 2240.

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.