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*The original, paper version of this page in “Chapter 15: Chronological Order of Finished Mastabas in the Giza Necropolis” can be found in archival box K15 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961
    Iti (G 6030)
    Iymery (G 6020)
    Kaemankh (G 7211)
    Khakare (G 1314)
    Menkaure
    Neferbauptah (in G 6010)
    Neferirkare
    Neferqed (G 1151)
    Niankhmin (G 1047)
    Nimaatre (G 8900)
    Niuserre
    Sahure
    Sedaug (G 1012)
    Sekhemka (G 1029)
    Shepseskafankh (G 6040)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 1012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1029

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1151

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1314

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7211

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 17

Ancient People

  • Iti (G 6030)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Married to Usertka, daughter of Shepseshaf-ankh.
  • Iymery (G 6020)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of (G 6020). Son of Shepseskafankh (owner of G 6040).
  • Kaemankh (G 7211)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7211.
  • Khakare (G 1314)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1314. False door (including upper lintel) inscribed for Khakare, identified as [jr Sn nswt wab nswt rx nswt] hairdresser of the king, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1314. Limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19780) inscribed for Khakare and his son Ankhremenes (depicted as small boy); Khakare identified as [jr Sn pr-aA] hairdresser of the Great House; found in situ in G 1314 serdab.
  • 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.
  • Neferbauptah (in G 6010)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Iymery (owner of G 6020).
  • Neferirkare

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 5.
  • Neferqed (G 1151)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1151. False door inscribed for Neferqed, identified as [rx nswt pr-aA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA Hm-nTr xwfw wab nswt Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr ra m Sspwjbra] royal acquaintance of the Great House, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, priest of Khufu, royal wab-priest, secretary, priest of Re in the sun-temple of Niuserre; also appears in chapel relief (west and north walls of recess, west wall of corridor, south wall), identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; in situ in G 1151. Uninscribed limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19806) attributed to Neferqed, his wife Hemetre, and son (unidentified); found in situ in G 1151, vestibule (= pillared portico).
  • Niankhmin (G 1047)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1047. False door inscribed (in red paint) for Niankhmin, identified as [Hm-nTr nTrjswt-mnkAwHr Hm-nTr mnswt-n(j)wsrra jmj-r njwt mAwt] priest of the pyramid of Menkauhor, priest of the pyramid of Niuserre, overseer of the new settlements; in situ in G 1047.
  • Nimaatre (G 8900)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Co-owner (with Neferesris) of G 8900. Chapel entrance architrave, door jambs and reveals inscribed for Nimaatre, identified as [jmj-r Hst pr-aA xrp tjs bjtj jmj-r sxmx-jb nb nfr m Xnw StAw pr-aA] overseer of singing in the Great House, director of companions(?) of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of every good entertainment in the secret interior of the Great House; in situ in south chapel of G 8900. Interior chapel architrave and pillars inscribed for Nimaatre, identified as [jmj-r sxmx-jb nb nfr stp-sA Xr(-tp) st nswt smr-pr Hrj-sStA jmj-jb n nb=f ra nb] overseer of every good entertainment, bodyguard of the throne of the king, companion of the house, secretary, he who is in the heart of his lord every day; in situ in south chapel of G 8900. False door and lintel inscribed for Nimaatre, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr ra m Sspjbra wab mnswt-njwsrra] royal wab-priest, pnest of Re in the sun-temple of Niuserre, wab-priest of the pyramid of Niuserre; also appears in damaged chapel relief (southern, eastern and western walls); in situ in south chapel of G 8900.
  • Niuserre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5.
  • Sahure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [nbxaw] Nebkhau; other names: [sAHwra] Sahure
  • Sedaug (G 1012)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1012. Chapel entrance lintel inscribed for Sedaug, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr sAHwra Hm-nTr ra m nxn-ra rx nswt jmj-r qstjw] royal wab-priest, priest of Sahure, priest of Re in the sun-temple of Userkaf, royal acquaintance, overseer of sculptors; in situ in G 1012. False door (south false door) (KHM Vienna ÄS 8014) inscribed for Sedaug, identified as [jmj-r qstjw wab nswt] overseer of sculptors, royal wab-priest; fragment (upper part) of lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8520) inscribed for Sedaug, identified as [jmj-r qstjw] overseer of sculptors; and offering basin (KHM Vienna ÄS 8538) inscribed for Sedaug, identified as [jmj-r qstjw wab nswt Hm-nTr xa-bA-sAHwra] overseer of sculptors, royal wab-priest, priest of the pyramid of Sahure; all three removed (prior to Reisner excavation) from G 1012.
  • Sekhemka (G 1029)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1029. False door (south false door) inscribed for Sekhemka; also appears in chapel relief (not all instances inscribed with his name); identified as [Hm-nTr Ra m Sspwjbra Hrj-sStA jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] priest of Re in the sun-temple of Niuserre, secretary, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; in situ in G 1029.
  • Shepseskafankh (G 6040)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 6040.

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.
  • Selim Hassan (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1886–1961
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Sub Director General. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1886-1961) Egyptian Egyptologist; born Mit-Nagi, 15 April 1886, he studied at the Higher Teacher's College, Cairo under Kamal (q.v.); in 1912 he became a teacher and in 1921 obtained a post in the Egyptian Museum as assistant keeper; he studied in Paris 1923-7 at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes; he was the first Egyptian to be appointed as a Professor of Egyptology in the Universitv of Cairo, 1928 - 36; he was later made Deputy Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Service responsible for the care of all monuments in the Nile valley, 1936-39; Ph.D. Vienna University, 1935; stimulated by the archaeological work of P. E. Newberry (q.v.) and Junker (q.v.)he began an active career in excavations with the clearance of some of the Giza mastabas in 1929; the excavations carried on by him in this necropolis continued until 1939 by which time a great deal of digging had been achieved, published in 10 parts; he also cleared the Sphinx and its temple, for the first time completely digging out the great amphitheatre around it and ensuring that it would not be buried by send again so easily; he wrote a study on this work and on the temple of Amenhotep II here; in addition the so-called Fourth Pyramid or the palace-façade tomb of Queen Khent-kawes of the Fourth Dynasty was investigated and also the funerary town of the priests associated with it; he later worked on the Unas causeway at Saqqara and at the valley temple of this king, discovering some of the mastabas in this area and two great subterranean tombs dated to the Second Dynasty; his final excavations at Giza were carried out on the east and south faces of the Great Pyramid and at the mortuary temple of King Khufu, 1938-9; he also took part in the campaign to save the monments of Nubia, and wrote a report on this subject; he published about 53 books and articles on Egyptological subjects in English, French, and Arabic, Hymnes religieux du Moyen Empire, 1928; Le Poème dit de Pentaour et Le rapport officiel sur la bataiILe de Qadesh , 1929; Excavations at Giza, 10 pts., 1929-60; The Sphinx. Its History in the Light of recent Excavations, 1949; Report on the Monunents of Nubia,1955Excavations at Saqqara 1937-8, 3 vols., 1975; in Arabic Literature of Ancient Egpt, 2 vols.; Ancient Egypt from Prehistoric Times to the Age of Rameses 11, 6 vols.; he died in Giza, 30 Sept. 1961. AfO 20 (1963), 310 (H. Brunner); Archaeology 14, no, 4 (1961, 293; ASAE 58 (1964), 61- 84 (bibl.) (Dia Abou-Ghazi); Orientalia 31 (1962), 271; Goettinger Miszellen 76 (1984), 78-80; Reid, JAOS 105 (1985), 237, 241-44.