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  • Attested
    Hakau (in G 2382)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Pepy II
  • Site Type
    Shafts only (no superstructure)
  • Shafts
    G 2382 A; G 2382 B
  • Remarks
    Originally thought by Reisner to be a separate mastaba, but now known to be an open court for the Senedjemib Complex. Found containing a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs. The sloping passage tomb G 2382 A attributed to Nekhebu (G 2381) was mistakenly associated with G 2382, although it is located much farther to the east. G 2382 B seems to have been another shaft located east of G 2382 A and north of G 2381 C (see Vol.04.p.065), but it is not marked on maps of the area.

Finds 107

Excavation Diary Pages 15

Maps & Plans 15

Drawings 9

Published Documents 7

Unpublished Documents 69

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Second Style in Egyptian Relief of the Old Kingdom." In Stephen E. Thomson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond. Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005, Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 71.

    Brovarski, Edward. The Senedjemib Complex, Part 1: The Mastabas of Senedjemib Inti (G 2370), Khnumenti (G 2374), and Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378). Giza Mastabas 7. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 2003, pp. 1, 3, 16, 33, 34, figs. 2-3.

    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, p. 118.

    Dunham, Dows, and William Kelly Simpson. The Mastaba of Queen Mersyankh III (G 7530-7540). Giza Mastabas 1. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1974, p. 153.

    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. 91-92, plan 12.

    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.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hakau (in G 2382)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone false door (13-1-543 = Cairo JE 44634) inscribed for Hakau, identified as [sS qdt nTr xntj-S smr watj] scribe of the god's printing, palace attendant, sole companion; found in G 2382 (originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs), Senedjemib complex court, mastaba of origin unknown.

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.