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*Original paper documents for Appendix B: Cemetery 7000 are in archival boxes K11 and K13 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, Armenian, 1869–1955
    William MacGregor, British, 1848–1937
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Akhethetep (G 7650)
    Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)
    Khufu
    Neferhetep (in G 7650)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7650

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 8

Ancient People

  • Akhethetep (G 7650)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (with wife Meretites) of G 7650. Identified as [Hm-nTr xwfw smr watj Hm (bAw) nxn xrp aH aD-mr wHaw (Apdw) ] priest of Khufu, sole companion, priest of the bas of Nekhen, director of the palace, administrator of fishers(/fowlers).
  • Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Original owner of G 7110, along with Kawab (owner of G 7120). Appears with her daughter Meresankh III in G 7530-7540 (east and west walls, main room), and in pair statue MFA 30.1456 (= 27-4-963 + 27-4-964 + 27-4-965). Later married to a king, possibly Djedefre (Radjedef) according to Reisner, but Khafre is also a possibility. Her association with G 7350, and its sarcophagus is uncertain. Also mentioned in tomb of her steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • 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.
  • Neferhetep (in G 7650)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on west wall, north of north false door of chapel of Akhethetep and Meretites, G 7650; see HU-MFA Expedition Photos A5159_NS, A5160_NS

Modern People

  • Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Armenian, 1869–1955
    • Remarks Art collector, philanthropist.
  • 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.
  • William MacGregor

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1848–1937
    • Remarks Collector of antiquities. The MacGregor Collection , "one of the most remarkable collections of Egyptian antiquities ever made by a private individual" was auctioned at Sotheby's in June of 1922. (Information 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.