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*Original paper documents for Appendix A: Cemetery en Échelon are in archival box K11 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
  • Mentioned on page
    Djedefre
    Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)
    Khufu
    Penmeru (G 2197)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Djedefre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 4. Son (?) of Khufu.
  • Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2156. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155), father of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a). Chapel entrance drum lintel and door jambs inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA nb=f Hm-nTr xwfw] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Maat, secretary of his lord, priest of Khufu; also appears in chapel relief (west wall, seated at offering table), identified as [wr mdw Sma rx nswt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2156. Limestone offering stone (MFA 12.1513) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj-sStA] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Khufu, secretary; found in street east of G 2160, probably originally from G 2156. Limestone cornice (33-1-77) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt; found in G 2200 (= G 5080) B, probably originally from G 2156. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kaninisut [I], west wall (between false doors, standing with his brother and sister in front of his parents), identified as [kAn[j]nswt nDs] Kaninisut the Younger; chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.
  • 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.
  • Penmeru (G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2197. Testamentary decree of Penmeru (south wall of niche), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2197. Limestone triad (MFA 12.1504) representing Penmeru in three Ka forms, identified as [rx nswt xrp sH] royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone pseudo-group statue (MFA 12.1484) depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes; Penmeru identified as [sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt xrp sH] inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 43753) depicting two figures of Penmeru; statues found in situ in G 2197 serdab.

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.