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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Francesco Ballerini
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Iuenka (in Khentkaus)
    Kanefer (in Khentkaus)
    Khentkaus (Khentkaus)
    Usertka (in Khentkaus)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 8

Ancient People

  • Iuenka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (north inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli).
  • Kanefer (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=s mrjj=s] her beloved son) of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (south inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli). Also appears in chapel relief, east chamber (west wall, presenting document to standing figure of Khentkaus [name not preserved]), identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; also on fragment of relief (from west chamber); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (west wall in situ).
  • Khentkaus (Khentkaus)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus, identified as [Hm-nTr (HwtHr) m swt=s nb Nt Hm-nTr wpt wAwt nb jmAxw xr HwtHr nb(t) nht] priestess (of Hathor) in all her places, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways, revered before Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli). Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Khentkaus; also appears in chapel relief [name not preserved]; drum lintel found in mastaba of Khentkaus (relief in situ).
  • Usertka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (north inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli).

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Francesco Ballerini

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Francesco Ballerini (1877-1910), an Egyptologist and Orientalist, started his unfortunately too short career in the Egyptian Museum of Turin approximately 100 years ago. He became a trustworthy collaborator of Ernesto Schiaparelli, director of the Italian Archaeological Mission, operating in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. Ballerini assisted Schiaparelli on the Italian excavations at Giza, producing many of the drawings that are published in the Scavi books by Schiaparelli, and played an active role in some of the most important discoveries of Ancient Egypt in his era. One of the most important was the discovery of the tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (Western Thebes). His contribution to the knowledge of Egyptian civilization can be judged simply by examining the hundreds of finds exhibited in the large halls of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, one of the greatest Egyptological collections in the world, to which the work of Ballerini contributed. Since 2009, the association CEFB (Centro di Egittologia Francesco Ballerini) has aimed to create more interest in Ancient Egyptian culture in Como, Italy, the town where Ballerini was born and lived.
  • 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.