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  • Tomb Owner
    Werkauba Iku (G 2383)
  • Attested
    Tjefereret (in G 2383)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2383 A
  • Remarks
    G 2383 is a chapel with no associated burial shafts. Reisner (GN2_K12_p171) suggests that its owner, Werkauba Iku, may have been buried in nearby G 2376 or G 2377.

Excavation Diary Pages 2

Maps & Plans 5

Drawings 3

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 23

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "False Doors & History: the Sixth Dynasty." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 101, 102, 104, 105, 118, notes 293, 324, 460.

    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. 67, 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, 119-120, fig. 21.

    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.

    Strudwick, Nigel. The Administration of Egypt in the Old Kingdom: the highest titles and their holders. London: KPI, 1985, p. 81.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Tjefereret (in G 2383)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife (?) of Werkauba Iku (owner of G 2383). Appears on false door inscribed for Werkauba Iku (right inner jamb), identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; found in situ in G 2383.
  • Werkauba Iku (G 2383)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2383 (chapel only), possibly buried in either G 2376 or G 2377. Werkauba, [rn=f nfr] his good name Iku. False door inscribed for Werkauba Iku, identified as [tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r Hwt wrt smr watj sS nswt] chief justice and vizier, overseer of the great court, sole companion, royal scribe; found in situ in G 2383. Possibly same individual as Khnumwerkau Iku (in Menkaure Valley Temple).

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.