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*The original, paper version of this page in “Appendix N: Cemetery G 4000” can be found in archival box L13 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Neferseshemka (G 4422)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4312

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • 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.
  • Neferseshemka (G 4422)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4422. Probable son of Tetu (owner of G 4420). Limestone offering basin inscribed for Neferseshemka, identified as [rx nswt mDH mHjt jmj-xt sHDw pr-mDAt jrjw nswt] royal acquaintance, craftsman of Mehit, under-supervisor of the inspectors of the library of the king's administrators; found in situ in G 4422. Also appears on stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (name only partially preserved) (facing left); identified (on stela) as [sHD sSw pr-mDAt] inspector of scribes of the library; found in situ on east face of G 4420.

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.