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  • Tomb Owner
    Nihetepptah (G 2430)
  • Attested
    Ankhmaka (in G 2430)
    Henutsen (in G 2430)
    Hep (in G 2430)
    Ii[…] (in G 2430)
    Irenre (in G 2430)
    Iynefret (in G 2430)
    Kaemtjenenet (in G 2430)
    Khamerernebty (in G 2430)
    Tj[…]i (in G 2430)
    [...]ni (in G 2430)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Lepsius No
    LG 25
    L.25
    Lepsius 25
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2430 A; G 2430 Serdab; G 2430 Chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is drawn but not labeled on Junker's Giza 9 plan after plate 20.

Finds 36

Excavation Diary Pages 16

  • Vol.34.p.818

    • Diary page dates 05/14/1939 through 05/20/1939
  • Vol.34.p.819

    • Diary page dates 05/21/1939 through 05/27/1939
  • Vol.34.p.820

    • Diary page dates 05/28/1939
  • Vol.34.p.822

    • Diary page dates 05/28/1939
  • Vol.34.p.823

    • Diary page dates 05/28/1939; 05/29/1939
  • Vol.34.p.824

    • Diary page dates 05/29/1939; 05/30/1939; 05/31/1939; 06/01/1939; 06/02/1939; 06/03/1939
  • Vol.34.p.825

    • Diary page dates 06/04/1939; 06/05/1939; 06/06/1939; 06/07/1939; 06/08/1939; 06/09/1939
  • Vol.34.p.826

    • Diary page dates 06/08/1939; 06/30/1939; 07/02/1939; 07/03/1939; 07/04/1939; 07/05/1939
  • Vol.34.p.860

    • Diary page dates 12/30/1939; 12/31/1939
  • Vol.34.p.863

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1940; 01/02/1940; 01/03/1940
  • Vol.34.p.865

    • Diary page dates 01/03/1940
  • Vol.34.p.867

    • Diary page dates 01/04/1940; 01/05/1940
  • Vol.34.p.868

    • Diary page dates 01/05/1940; 01/06/1940; 01/07/1940; 01/08/1940
  • Vol.34.p.880

    • Diary page dates 02/01/1940
  • Vol.35.p.005

    • Diary page dates 02/01/1940
  • Vol.35.p.010

    • Diary page dates 01/05/1940; 01/08/1940; 02/01/1940; 02/07/1940

Maps & Plans 7

Drawings 37

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 9

Full Bibliography

  • Badawy, Alexander. The Tomb of Nyhetep-Ptah at Giza and the Tomb of 'Ankhm'ahor at Saqqara. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978, pp. 1-10, pls. 1-17

    Callender, Vivienne G. "A Contribution to the Burial of Women in the Old Kingdom." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p.303, n. 15.

    Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 48 note 51.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 40 [28].

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 9. Das Mittelfeld des Westfriedhofs. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1950, plan 1 after pl. 20.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G146.

    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. 94-95.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, pp. 187-188 [27 (118)].

Photos 28

People 13

Ancient People

  • Ankhmaka (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible son of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430). Appears in chapel relief, north pillar (east face, censing before Nihetepptah) and south wall (east part, first in line of offering bearers), identified in both places as [jmj-r] overseer; in situ in G 2430 (south wall, originally in situ, no longer extent).
  • Henutsen (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f n Xt=f] his daughter of his body) of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430). Appears in chapel relief, north wall (kneeling beneath her father's chair); in situ in G 2430 (figure of Henutsen, originally only in paint, no longer visible in photo dated 1939).
  • Hep (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt] daughter) of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430). Appears in chapel relief, souh wall (standing before her mother); originally in situ in G 2430 (south wall no longer extent).
  • Ii[…] (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430), south wall (east part, third in line of offering bearers), identified as [sS DADAt] scribe of the council; originally in situ in G 2430 (south wall no longer extent).
  • Irenre (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430), south pillar (east face, offering bird to Nihetepptah), identified as [jmj-r swnw(?) Hmw-kA gs-dpt jmj-wrt] overseer of physicians(?) and of ka-priests of the gs-dpt of the forward righthand side; in situ in G 2430.
  • Iynefret (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430), west wall (north end, middle register, last in line of offering bearers, carrying birds); in situ in G 2430.
  • Kaemtjenenet (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430). Appears in chapel relief, north wall (kneeling before seated figure of his father) and north pillar (south face, standing before his father), identified in both places as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; in situ in G 2430 (less relief preserved 1936-1939 than originally recorded by Lepsius).
  • Khamerernebty (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430). Appears in chapel relief, north wall (kneeling behind seated figure of her husband) identified as [rxt nswt (Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt) nht] royal acquaintance, (priestess of Hathor Mistress-of)-the-Sycamore, south wall (kneeling in front of seated figure of her husband), and north pillar (north face, standing with her husband, who is called among her titles: [jmAxwt xr pnj] revered before [her husband] Peni) identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr m swt=s nb] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor in all her places; in situ in G 2430 (less relief preserved 1936-1939 than originally recorded by Lepsius).
  • Nihetepptah (G 2430)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2430. Nihetepptah called Peni (on north face of north pillar called Peni among his wife titles: [jmAxwt xr pnj] revered before [her husband] Peni). False door inscribed for Nihetepptah, identified as [jmj-r xntjw-S pr-aA Hrj-sStA jmj-r Swj pr-aA xrp aH jmj-r aHAw smr pr] overseer of palace attendants of the Great House, secretary, overseer of the two weaving shops of the Great House, controller of the palace, overseer of the arsenal, companion of the house; also appears in chapel relief (chapel entrance door jambs, west, north, and south walls, identifiying inscriptions not preserved, and north and south pillars), identified as [sAb aD-mr pr-aA Hrj-sStA n nswt m swt=f nb jmj-r swt Spswt nt pr-aA] judge and administrator of the Great House, secretary of the king in all his places, overseer of the noble places of the Great House; in situ in G 2430 (less relief preserved 1936-1939 than originally recorded by Lepsius).
  • Tj[…]i (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430), south wall (east part, fourth in line of offering bearers), identified as [xAw pr-Dt] grain-measurer of the funerary estate; originally in situ in G 2430 (south wall no longer extent).
  • [...]ni (in G 2430)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nihetepptah (owner of G 2430, south wall (east part, last in line of offering bearers), identified as [... n Snwt] ... of the granary; originally in situ in G 2430 (south wall no longer extent).

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.