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*The original, paper version of this page in “Appendix P: Cemetery G 7000: Part 1: Part 1” can be found in archival box M03 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Ankhmare (G 7837+7843)
    Idu (G 7102)
    Kaemankh (G 7211)
    Khafre
    Khafreankh (G 7948)
    Khufu
    Menib (G 7249)
    Menkaure
    Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)
    Nikauhor (Service tomb 11)
    Niuserre
    Qar (G 7101)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 11

Photos 1

People 13

Ancient People

  • Ankhmare (G 7837+7843)

    • Type Mentioned on page
  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.
  • Kaemankh (G 7211)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7211.
  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Khafreankh (G 7948)

    • Type Mentioned on page
  • 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.
  • Menib (G 7249)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7249. Appears in chapel relief, west wall; in situ in G 7249.
  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.
  • Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Service tomb 6. Chapel entrance lintel, drum lintel, and facade inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra wab-nswt rx nswt jmj-r st] overseer of young men of the Great Estate, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department; in situ in Service tomb 6. Architrave and false door (south false door) on W wall (because of tomb orientation actually NW wall) of chapel inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [sHD wabw mwt nswt jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt rx nswt jmj-r st Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra] inspector of wab-priests of the king's mother, overseer of young men of the Great Estate, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure; in situ in Service tomb 6.
  • Nikauhor (Service tomb 11)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Ankhwedjes) of Service tomb 11. False door inscribed for Nikauhor, identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw jmj-r qbHw-SpsskAf] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, overseer of the pyramid of Shepseskaf; in situ in Service tomb 11.
  • Niuserre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5.
  • Qar (G 7101)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7101. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, pillar), identified variously as [jmj-r kAt nbt xntj-S mnnfr-mrjjra Xrj tp nswt sS a nswt xft-Hr mAa] overseer of all works, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Meryre (Pepi I), he who is at the head of the king, true royal document scribe in the presence; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Qar (in G 7102), son of Idu (owner of G 7102). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.

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.