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  • Tomb Owner
    Khufudjedef (G 2420)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Inti(?) (in G 2420)
    Nedjemu (in G 2420)
    Seneb (in G 2420)
    Sobekhetep (in G 2420)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2420 Serdab; G 2420 Chapel; G 2420 A; G 2420 B; G 2420 C; G 2420 D; G 2420 E; G 2420 F; G 2420 G; G 2420 H; G 2420 I; G 2420 S; G 2420 U; G 2420 V; G 2420 X; G 2420 Y; G 2420 Z
  • Remarks
    Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.

Finds 45

Excavation Diary Pages 23

Maps & Plans 27

Drawings 3

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 76

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 263.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G142.

    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, p. 93.

    Reisner, George A. "Note on Objects Assigned to the Museum by the Egyptian Government." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 36, No. 214 (April 1938), pp. 26, 30.

Photos 102

People 6

Ancient People

  • Inti(?) (in G 2420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone seated statue (36-5-32 = MFA 37.641 deaccessioned) inscribed in ink for Inti(?) (name uncertain); found in G 2420 D.
  • Khufudjedef (G 2420)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 2420. South false door inscribed for Khufudjedef, identified as [jmj-r wpwt xntjw-S pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr Hr mDdw Hm-nTr bjkwj-nbw] overseer of commissions of palace attendants of the Great House, royal wab-priest, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu); in situ in G 2420, room b. Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.
  • Nedjemu (in G 2420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Headless limestone seated statue (36-5-29 = MFA 37.642) inscribed for Nedjemu, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; fragmentary limestone standing statue (36-5-31 = MFA 37.662 deaccessioned = Memphis 1987.2.1) inscribed for Nedjemu (dedicated by his son Seneb), identified as [sHD wabw xntj-S] inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant; seated statue and base of standing statue found in G 2420 D, body of standing statue found in G 2411 Z. Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.
  • Seneb (in G 2420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Nedjemu. Fragmentary limestone standing statue (36-5-31 = MFA 37.662 deaccessioned = Memphis) inscribed for Nedjemu, dedicated by his son Seneb; base found in G 2420 D, body found in G 2411 Z.
  • Sobekhetep (in G 2420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Central false door inscribed for Sobekhetep, identified as [jrj xtmt pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr Hr mDdw Hm-nTr bjkwj-nbw] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, secretary, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu); in situ in G 2420, room b.

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.