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*The original, paper version of this page in “Appendix L: Cemetery G 2000: Part 2: G 2088–G 2246” can be found in archival box L12 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Irenptah (in G 2240)
    Nefermesdjerkhufu (G 2240)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 4

Ancient People

  • Irenptah (in G 2240)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Nefermesdjerkhufu (owner of G 2240). Appears on chapel entrance north door jamb (with standing figure presumably of Nefermesdjerkhufu, identifying inscription for larger figure not preserved), identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; in situ in G 2240.
  • 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.
  • Nefermesdjerkhufu (G 2240)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2240. Chapel pillared portico architrave and false door inscribed for Nefermesdjerkhufu, identified as [smr pr jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-jb nb=f Hrj-sStA jmj-r Swj pr-aA a nswt jmj-r aHAw wab nswt Hm-nTr (xwfw)] companion of the house, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, he who is in the heart of his lord, secretary, overseer of the two canals of the Great House, he who belongs to the royal documents, overseer of the arsenal, royal wab-priest, priest (of Khufu); also appears in chapel relief (chapel entrance door jambs, west and east walls, not all instances with identifying inscription preserved); in situ in G 2240 (architrave and some blocks of relief found displaced in G 2240).

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.