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*Original paper documents for Chapter 9 are in archival boxes K01 and K02 in the Egyptian Section archives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date
    about 1934–1942
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Djaty (G 5370)
    Kaemtjenenet (G 1171)
    Khakare (G 1314)
    Khufu
    Mernisut (G 1301)
    Redines (G 5032)
    Sahure

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1171

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1301

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1314

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7331+7332

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 10

Ancient People

  • Djaty (G 5370)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5370. Architrave and false door inscribed for Djaty, identified as [wr mDw Sma jmj-r kAt nswt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, overseer of royal works; in situ in G 5370.
  • Kaemtjenenet (G 1171)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1171. False door (including upper lintel) inscribed for Kaemtjenenet, identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; also appears on chapel entrance east door jamb (unidentified wife also depicted); in situ in G 1171.
  • Khakare (G 1314)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1314. False door (including upper lintel) inscribed for Khakare, identified as [jr Sn nswt wab nswt rx nswt] hairdresser of the king, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1314. Limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19780) inscribed for Khakare and his son Ankhremenes (depicted as small boy); Khakare identified as [jr Sn pr-aA] hairdresser of the Great House; found in situ in G 1314 serdab.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Mernisut (G 1301)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1301. Architrave and false door inscribed for Mernisut; also appears in chapel relief; limestone seated statue (Cairo JE 37713) and limestone window (Cairo JE 37728) inscribed for Mernisut; identified as [rx nswt wab nswt nxt-xrw n Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-xt Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-mDAt n aw nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, strong-of-voice of the granary of the Residence, inspector of custodians of property of the granary of the Residence, inspector of archivists of the royal documents; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301, statue and window found in G 1301.
  • Redines (G 5032)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5032. False door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, identified as [wab nswt sS] royal wab-priest, scribe; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.
  • Sahure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [nbxaw] Nebkhau; other names: [sAHwra] Sahure

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.