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*The original, paper version of this page in “Appendix J: Cemeteries 1400, 3000” can be found in archival box L08 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Ankhkaus (G 1452+1453)
    Djedwai (G 1452+1453)
    Iymery (G 3098)
    Kaninisut (G 1452+1453)
    Khafre
    Khenut Inti (in G 3008)
    Khufu
    Menkaure
    Mesat (in G 3086)
    Neferhetepes-nedjes (G 3098b)
    Nisutnefret (G 1457)
    Peretim (in G 1457)
    Persenet (in G 3098)
    Rudj (G 3086)
    Sneferuhetep (G 3008)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

People 16

Ancient People

  • Ankhkaus (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Djedwai (owner, along with Kaninisut, of G 1452+1453). Appears on north and south false door tablets, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel).
  • Djedwai (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Kaninisut) of G 1452+1453. North and south false doors inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19751) and two limestone offering stands (Cairo JE 37732 = CG 57002, Hearst 6-19816) inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr xwfw sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, priest of Khufu, inspector of wab-priests; all found in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel) in front of south false door.
  • Iymery (G 3098)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3098. Limestone offering basin (UPM_E13525) inscribed for Iymery, identified as [jmj-r wxrt] overseer of the dockyard; fragment of pottery offering stand (UPM_E13545) inscribed for Iymery, identified as [sHD wabw] inspector of wab-priests; limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13527) inscribed for Iymery (identified as [rx nswt wab mwt nswt] royal acquaintance, wab-priest of the king's mother) and Persenet (dedicated by their son Rudj, owner of G 3086); all found in G 3098.
  • Kaninisut (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Djedwai) of G 1452+1453. Limestone lintel inscribed for Kaninisut; found in situ in mud brick south niche in G 1452 chapel (north chapel). Fragment of limestone door socket (34-10-24) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1452 chapel debris (north chapel).
  • 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.
  • Khenut Inti (in G 3008)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Sneferuhetep (owner of G 3008). North false door inscribed for Khenut, called Inti, identified as [rxt nswt Hmt-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hmt-nTr Nt wptt wAwt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways; in situ in G 3008. Lintel (UPM_E13542) inscribed for Khenut, called Inti, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in debris of G 3030, originally from G 3008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mesat (in G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Rudj (owner of G 3086). Two limestone offering basins (Cairo JE 46497 = CG 57042, UPM_E13522) inscribed for Rudj and his wife Mesat; granite slab (UPM_E13523) inscribed for Mesat; all found in G 3086.
  • Neferhetepes-nedjes (G 3098b)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3098b (second extension on G 3098). Daughter (?) of Neferhetepes and granddaughter (?) of Duare (possibly same individual as Duaenre owner of G 5110). Limestone false door (UPM_E13519) and limestone offering stone (UPM_E13520) inscribed for Neferhetepes-nedjes, identified on both as [rxt nswt Xkrt nswt] royal acquaintance, royal ornament; both found in situ in G 3098b. Vertical inscriptions on false door jambs: "King's son of his body, (Prince) Duare; his daughter, the royal acquaintance, Neferhetepes" (Neferhetepes-nedjes traces her royal lineage by naming her mother Neferhetepes and grandfather Duare). There may be a connection between family of Neferhetepes-nedjes and Iymery (owner G 3098).
  • Nisutnefret (G 1457)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1457. Chapel entrance drum lintel and false door (including upper lintel) inscribed for Nisutnefret, identified as [rx nswt Hrj-sStA n nswt xrp n wabw nswt jmj-r Axt-xwfw jmj-r wabt nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal acquaintance, secretary of the king, director of royal wab-priests, overseer of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of the royal wabet, priest of khufu; in situ in G 1457. Fragments of lintel and drum lintel (37-1-7, 37-1-8) inscribed for Nisutnefret; found east of G 1457.
  • Peretim (in G 1457)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Nisutnefret (owner of G 1457). Appears on false door inscribed for Nisutnefret, tablet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1457.
  • Persenet (in G 3098)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Iymery (owner of G 3098). Limestone offering basin (UPM_E13526) inscribed for Persenet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance (dedicated by her son Rudj, owner of G 3086); limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13527) inscribed for Iymery and Persenet (dedicated by their son Rudj, owner of G 3086); found in G 3098.
  • Rudj (G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3086. Son of Iymery (owner of G 3098) and Persenet. Two limestone offering basins (Cairo JE 46497 = CG 57042, UPM_E13522) inscribed for Rudj (identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr Ddfra sAb Hrj-wDb wab mwt nswt jmj-xt sAw-prw] royal acquaintance, priest of Khufu, priest of Khafre, priest of Djedefre, juridicial master of reversion-offerings, wab-priest of the king's mother, under-supervisor of police) and his wife Mesat; red granite offering slab (UPM_E13523) inscribed for Rudj (identified as [wab mwt nswt] wab-priest of the king's mother) and Mesat; all found in G 3086. Limestone offering basin (UPM_E13524) inscribed for Rudj, identified as [wab mwt nswt sAb Hrj-wDb sAb (jmj-xt) sAw-prw] wab-priest of the king's mother, juridicial master of reversion-offerings, juridicial (under-supervisor) of police (?); limestone offering basin (UPM_E13526) inscribed for Persenet, dedicated by her son Rudj, identified as [wab] wab-priest; limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13527) inscribed for Iymery and Persenet, dedicated by their son Rudj, identified as [sAb Hrj-wDb] juridicial master of reversion-offerings; all found in G 3098.
  • Sneferuhetep (G 3008)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3008. South false door inscribed for Sneferuhetep, also appears in chapel wall painting, east, south, and west walls, identified as [rx nswt sS nswt sHD wabw xa-snfrw wr mDw Sma Hrj-sStA n nTr=f Hrj-sStA m kAt sxt] royal acquaintance, royal scribe, inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Snefru, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, secretary of his god, secretary of works in the field; in situ in G 3008. Fragment of door jamb (UPM_E13543) inscribed for Sneferuhetep, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in debris of shaft G 3008 C, originally from door to offering room.

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.