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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Bashepses (G 5040)
    Duaenre (G 5110)
    Kaemked (G 5040)
    Khentkaus (Khentkaus)
    Nisutnefer (G 4970)
    Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)
    Seshemnefer [III] (G 5170)
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
    Seshemnefer [I] (G 4940)
    Teti (near G 5130)
    Tjenti (G 4920)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 34

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4950

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4960

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4970

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020-Annex

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5060

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5270

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5350

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 12

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).
  • Duaenre (G 5110)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5110. Appears in chapel relief (west, south, east, and north walls [only lower legs and feet preserved in situ on west, east, and north walls], and chapel entrance north and south door jambs), and displaced fragment of lintel (MFA 34.1465), identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f jrj(-pat) HAtj-a tAjtj sS mDAt-nTr r nxn r p nb] king's son of his body, hereditary (prince), count, vizier, scribe of the divine book, mouth of Nekhen, mouth of every Butite; in situ in G 5110. Uninscribed sarcohpagus of Duaenre (Turin S.1838, Turin S.1839); Schiaparelli excavations. Possibly same individual as Duare (in G 3098b) and/or Duaenre (in G 8172).
  • Kaemked (G 5040)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5040. Chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel inscribed for Kaemked, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; in situ in G 5040 (west rock-cut offering room).
  • 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).
  • Nisutnefer (G 4970)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4970. Chapel entrance drum lintel and north and south false doors inscribed for Nisutnefer, also appears in chapel relief (north, south, west, and east walls), identified as [jmj-r aH sAb Hrj-sStA jmj-r prw msw-nswt aD-mr grgt jmj-r mnnw jmj-r nswtjw HqA Hwt aAt sSm-tA tA-wr sSm-tA wADt jmj-r wabw wrxafra xrp jmjw sAw wr-xafra Hm-nTr xafra] overseer of the palace, juridicial secretary, overseer of the houses of the royal children, administrator of a settlement, overseer of fortresses, overseer of the king's people, chief of a Great Estate, nomarch of U.E. 8, nomarch of U.E. 10, overseer of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khafre, director of members of the phyles of the pyramid of Khafre, priest of Khafre; in situ in G 4970. Seated statue (Hildesheim 2143) inscribed for Nisutnefer, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal acquaintance, overseer of commissions; found in situ in G 4970 serdab (behind south false door).
  • Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5150. Seshathetep, called Heti. Chapel entrance lintel and door jambs, and north and south false doors inscribed for Seahathetep; also appears in chapel relief (west, north, south, and east walls); identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xrp aH wt jnpw Xrj-Hb wr mDw Sma rx nswt Hrj-sStA kAt nb nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt] king's son of his body, companion, director of the palace, embalmer of Anubis, lector-priest, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, secretary of all royal works, overseer of all royal works; most in situ in G 5150. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue of man and woman (KHM Vienna ÄS 7788) inscribed for [sA nswt n Xt=f smsw jrj-pat tAjtj sAb TAtj wr (mDw Sma) wr mAw jwnw xrp tjst bjtj aA dwAw wn r (Hm-nTr) xntjxm Hm-nTr bA n anpt Hm-nTr Hr stX xrp mrwt Sma mHw Hm-nTr BAstt Hm-nTr Ssmtt wa wrw Hb sS mDAt-nTr smsw snwt jmj-r kAt nbt nswt] eldest king's son of his body, hereditary prince, chief justice and vizier, great one (of the tens of Upper Egypt), greatest of the seers of Iunu, director of the tjst-companions of the king of Lower Egypt, assistant of (the god) Duau, opener of the mouth, (priest of) Khenty-khem, priest of Ba-anpet, priest of Horus and Seth, director of singers of Upper and Lower Egypt, priest of Bastet, priest of Seshmetet, unique one among the great ones of the festival, scribe of the divine book, elder of the snwt-house, overseer of all royal works (names not preserved), possibly representing Seshathetep Heti and his wife, or his parents; found in G 5150 (part of statue found in shaft, part found in serdab). Limestone false door tablet (OIC_E_13546, now in Chicago) of Seshathetep Heti. He and his wife Hepetka(?) sit facing each other over an offering table. Findspot unrecorded, presumably from southern(?) false door.
  • Seshemnefer [III] (G 5170)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5170. North and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, east walls); identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f tAjtj sAb Tatj] king's son of his body, chief justice and vizier; chapel (Tübingen 3) found in situ in G 5170. Son ([sA=f] his son) of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080) and Henutsen. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, kneeling beneath chair, figure on right), south wall (upper register of three registers fully preserved, figure on left), and east wall (depicted as young boy standing in front of his father), identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt] overseer of royal document scribes; in situ in G 5080.
  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.
  • Seshemnefer [I] (G 4940)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4940. North and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer; also appears in chapel relief (north, west, east, and south walls), identified as [rx nswt Xrj-tp nswt Hwt Hr-xpr xt HA Hm-nTr Hqt Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a sAb aD-mr wr mDw Sma Hrj-sStA jmj-r kAt nt nswt jmj-r sSw Xr-a nswt Hrj-wDbw m Hwt-anx jmj-r stj-DfAw smr Hm-nTr jnpw xrp aH] royal acquaintance, royal chamberlain of the funerary temple of Horkheper (Djedefre), khet-priest of Ha, priest of Heqet, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm, judge and administrator, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, secretary, overseer of royal works, overseer of scribes of the royal portfolios, master of reversion-offerings in the Mansion of Life, overseer of the two places of provisions, companion, priest of Anubis, director of the palace; in situ in G 4940.
  • Teti (near G 5130)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 5130. Fragment of limestone statue (base with feet) (15-10-6) inscribed for Teti, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw sS] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, scribe; found in debris of street between G 5130 and G 5140.
  • Tjenti (G 4920)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4920. North and south false doors and chapel entrance door jambs inscribed for Tjenti, identified as [smr watj xrp aH Hrj-sStA pr-dwAt HqA bAt] sole companion, director of the palace, secretary of the House of Morning, priest of Bat; also appears in chapel relief (north, west, south, east walls, figure not fully preserved on east wall); in situ in G 4920.

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.