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*Original paper documents for Chapter 9 are in archival boxes K01 and K02 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Akhethetep (in G 1206)
    Debehen (G 8090)
    Djedefre
    Hetep (in G 5080)
    Horbaef (G 7410-7420)
    Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)
    Kasewedja (G 5340)
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
    Khemetnu (G 5210)
    Merernisut (G 1636)
    Mindjedef (G 7760)
    Sekhemka (G 4411)
    Senenu (in G 1206)
    Tjetu [II] (G 5511)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 13

  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1636

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5511

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7110-7120

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7809

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 8090

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

Photos 1

People 16

Ancient People

  • Akhethetep (in G 1206)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Grandson (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Senenu. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu, dedicated by his son Akhethetep, identified as [sHD wjA xrp apr nfrw sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt] inspector of the boat, director of a crew of recruits, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.
  • Debehen (G 8090)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 8090. Chapel entrance architrave, drum and door reveals inscribed for Debehen, identified as [smr watj jmj-jb nb=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp Hrj-sStA n pr-dwAt jrj nfr-HAt sXkr Hr Hrj-wDbw m Hwt-anx xrp aH aD-mr Hr sbAw xntj pt jmj-r swt Spswt nt pr-aA mrjj nb=f] sole companion, who is in the heart of his lord, chief lector-priest, secretary of the House of Morning, keeper of the headdress, adorner of Horus, master of reversions-offerings in the Mansion of Life, director of the palace, administrator of the district 'Star-of-Horus-Foremost-of-Heaven', overseer of august places of the Great House, beloved of his lord; in situ in G 8090. Appears in chapel relief (seated on north wall), identified as [smr jr mrrt nb=f] companion, one who does what his lord loves; in situ in G 8090. Eastern jamb of entrance to second (northern) room inscribed for Debehen, identified as [Hrj-tp nxb] overlord of El-Kab; in situ in G 8090. Southern wall of second room inscribed for Debehen, identified as [nswt ... jmj-jb n nTr=f mrr nb=f mrj...] royal ..., who is in the heart of his god, beloved of his lord, who is beloved...; first half in situ in G 8090, second on slab found displaced in debris of second room. A number of fragmentary limestone slabs are inscribed with the name and titles of Debehen, identified as [(Hrj-sS)tA n nswt smr n jb nb=f] royal (secretary), companion and favorite of his lord; found displaced in debris of second room, probably originally from northern wall of second room. Poorly preserved false door inscribed for Debehen; in situ in western wall of second room of G 8090.
  • Djedefre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 4. Son (?) of Khufu.
  • Hetep (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone lintel (33-1-71) inscribed for Hetep, identified as [jrj nbw pr-aA jmj-r pr Ddfra xntj-S wab nswt] keeper of the gold of the Great House, steward of Djedefre, palace attendant, royal wab-priest; found displaced in G 5080 B.
  • Horbaef (G 7410-7420)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Horbaef, husband of Meresankh II, is buried in G 7420.
  • 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.
  • Kasewedja (G 5340)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5340. South false door upper lintel inscribed for Kasewedja; also appears in chapel relief (north and south walls); identified as [jmj-r wpwt xrp aw xrp sH] overseer of commissions, director of interpretors, director of the dining hall; in situ in G 5340. Possible son or grandson of Kanefer (owner of G 2150).
  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Khemetnu (G 5210)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5210. Architectural element (frieze-text, including back side of one block also inscribed for Khemetnu) and upper lintels of north and south niches (south niche also includes tablet and cross-bar = lower lintel) inscribed for Khemetnu, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw jmj-r pr n jrj-pat sa nswt kAwab jmj-r pr n wrt Hzt sAt nswt mrsanx jmj-r pr n (sAt?)- nswt ... HtpHrs] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, steward of the hereditary prince, king's son Kawab, steward of "Great-of-Praise", king's daughter Meresankh, steward of the king's daughter ... Hetepheres; in situ in G 5210. Also appears chapel relief in tomb of Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540: G 7530), chapel entrance south door jamb, and room a (= main room), west wall (panel of relief south of false door) with same titles.
  • Merernisut (G 1636)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1636. Limestone offering basin (32-3-38) inscribed for Merernisut, identified as [mDH wjA smsw wxrt] ship's carpenter, elder of the dockyard; found in situ in G 1636.
  • Mindjedef (G 7760)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7760. Red granite sarcophagus (29-4-442 = MMA 54.80a, b) inscribed for Mindjedef; found in G 7760 B.
  • Sekhemka (G 4411)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4411. Architectual elements, including lintel, drum lintel, and door jambs of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) inscribed for Sekhemka, identified as [Xrj-Hb Hrj-sStA wr idt smA jnpw Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a] lector-priest, secretary, great of censing, sma-priest of Anubis, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm; found in situ in G 4411.
  • Senenu (in G 1206)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu (dedicated by his son Akhethetep), identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement, priest of Khufu; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab. Uninscribed limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19775) attributed to Senenu and his wife (unnamed); found in G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.
  • Tjetu [II] (G 5511)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5511. False door inscribed for Tjetu; also appears in chapel relief (panel of relief to south of false door); identified as [jmj-r DfA nb jmj-r pr-Sna smjt jmntt] overseer of all provisioning, overseer of the storehouse of the western cemetery; found in situ in G 5511. Possibly same individual as Tjetu (in G 2338).

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.
  • 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.