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  • Tomb Owner
    Khnumenti (G 2374)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Kai(?) (in G 2374)
    Menihy (in G 2374)
    Senedjem (in G 2374)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dynasty 6
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2374 A; G 2374 Chapel
  • Remarks
    Since G 2374 A was never finished, Reisner concluded that the long sloping shaft G 2385 A was the probable burial shaft of Khnumenti, based on a diorite bowl inscribed for King Teti in whose cult Khnumenti acted as a priest.

Finds 57

Excavation Diary Pages 14

  • Vol.04.p.037

    • Diary page dates 11/15/1912; 11/16/1912
  • Vol.04.p.038

    • Diary page dates 11/16/1912; 11/17/1912
  • Vol.04.p.039

    • Diary page dates 11/17/1912; 11/18/1912
  • Vol.04.p.041

    • Diary page dates 11/22/1912
  • Vol.04.p.042

    • Diary page dates 11/22/1912; 11/23/1912; 11/24/1912; 11/25/1912; 11/26/1912; 11/27/1912
  • Vol.04.p.044

    • Diary page dates 11/28/1912; 11/29/1912
  • Vol.04.p.045

    • Diary page dates 11/29/1912; 11/30/1912
  • Vol.04.p.051

    • Diary page dates 12/06/1912
  • Vol.07.p.003

    • Diary page dates 01/08/1913 through 01/26/1913
  • Vol.07.p.006

    • Diary page dates 01/26/1913 through 02/04/1913
  • Vol.27.p.079

    • Diary page dates 07/17/1935; 07/18/1935; 07/19/1935
  • Vol.27.p.080

    • Diary page dates 07/20/1935; 07/21/1935; 07/22/1935; 07/23/1935; 07/24/1935
  • Vol.29.p.349

    • Diary page dates 06/22/1936
  • Vol.34.p.901

    • Diary page dates 02/19/1940; 02/20/1940; 02/21/1940; 02/22/1940; 02/23/1940; 02/24/1940

Maps & Plans 14

Drawings 30

Published Documents 7

Unpublished Documents 56

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. “The Senedjemib Complex at Giza: Report on the February-March 1999 Field Season of the Giza Mastabas Project.” Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 76 (2001), pp. 66-69.

    Brovarski, Edward. "The Senedjemib Complex at Giza: An Interim Report." L'Égyptologie en 1979. Axes prioritaires de recherches, tome II. Colloques Internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique No. 595. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1982, pp. 115, 118.

    Delvaux, Luc and Eugène Warmenbol. "Trois Seshemnefer et Trente-Six Domaines." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 84 (1998), p. 66.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G132.

    Mysliwiec, Karol. "The Scheme 2 x 4 in the Decoration of Old Kingdom Tombs." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. II. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, p. 201.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Builders of the Sixth Dynasty, about 2600 B.C." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 11, No. 66 (November 1913), pp. 53-66.

    Reisner, George A. "Note on Overbuilding and Intrusive Burials at Gizah." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 23 (1937), p. 260.

Photos 102

People 5

Ancient People

  • Kai(?) (in G 2374)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Khnumenti (owner of G 2374), vestibule (= room I, west wall, south of doorway, upper register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2374.
  • Khnumenti (G 2374)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2374 (possibly buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2385 A). Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] son of his body) of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370); father of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (?) (owner of G 2381, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2382 A). False door inscribed for Khnumenti, identified as [smr watj mdw rxjjt jwn-knmwt jmj-r wabtj jmj-r prwj nbw Hrj-sStA n nswt jmj-r Snwtj mrj nb=f m tAwj=f jmj-jb nswt m kAt=f nbt jmj-r prwj-HD] sole companion, staff of the commoners, iun-kenmut priest, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two houses of gold, royal secretary, overseer of the two granaries, beloved of his lord in his Two Lands, he who is in the heart of the king in all his works, overseer of the two treasuries; in situ in G 2374. Chapel architrave inscribed for Khnumenti and appears in chapel relief (facade and through out chapel), identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj Xrj-tp nswt Hrj-sStA wDt-mdw nbt nt nswt jmj-jb nswt jmj-r sSw a n nswt jmj-r Hwt-wrt sjsw sHD Hmw-nTr Dd-swt-sA-ra-ttj] hereditary prince, count, chief justice and vizier, overseer of all royal works, royal architect in the two houses, royal chamberlain, secretary of every royal decree, he who is in the heart of the king, overseer of royal document scribes, overseer of the six great law-courts, inspector of priests of the pyramid of Teti; some blocks in situ, others found loose in G 2374. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), first antechamber (= room II, west wall, standing behind his father [bottom register]); this scene now almost completely destroyed (only lowest register still in situ in G 2370), but was drawn in its entirety by Lepsius. Khnumenti likely also appeared in lowest registers of south and/or north walls of offering room (= room IV), but inscriptions are illegible.
  • Menihy (in G 2374)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Khnumenti (owner of G 2374), vestibule (= room I, west wall, south of doorway, lower register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2374.
  • Senedjem (in G 2374)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Khnumenti (owner of G 2374), vestibule (= room I, west wall, south of doorway, middle register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2374.

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.