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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.


  • 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Bashepses (G 5040)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 4

Ancient People

  • Bashepses (G 5040)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Kaemked) of G 5040. Chapel entrance lintel (name not preserved) and false door inscribed for Khnumshepses, identified as [sAb aD-mr nj-nst-xntt Hrj-sStA n wDa-mdw n Hwt-wrt sS pr-aA Hrj-sStA n xtmt-nTr sHD wDa-mdw m swt Spswt pr-aA sHD pr-aA Hrj-sStA nswt m pr-aA] judge and administrator, preeminent of place, secretary of judgements in the Great Court, scribe of the Great House, secretary of the god's treasure, inspector of arbitrators in the august places of the Great House, inspector of the Great House, secretary of the king in the Great House; in situ in G 5040 (south rock-cut offering room).

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.