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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Hagy (G 2352)
    Idu (G 7102)
    Isesi
    Kaemankh (G 7211)
    Kakherptah Fetekta (G 5560)
    Khufu
    Menkauhor
    Menkaure
    Neferirkare
    Niankhmin (G 1047)
    Niuserre
    Pepi I
    Qar (G 7101)
    Sahure
    Userkaf
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • Cemetery G 6000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2352

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5560

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7102

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7211

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 17

Ancient People

  • Hagy (G 2352)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2352. Limestone false door (north false door) inscribed for Hagy, identified as [rx nswt wab HqA Hwt jssj Hm-nTr bjkwj-nbw jmj-r sxwt xwfw jmj-r sSrt nt Axt-xwfw jmj-r jHw] royal acquaintance, wab-priest, chief of the chapel of Isesi, priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu), overseer of the fields of Khufu, overseer of the milk herd of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of cattle; in situ in G 2352.
  • 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.
  • Isesi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [Dd-xaw] Djedkhau; other names: [Dd-kA-ra] Djedkare, [jssj] Isesi
  • Kaemankh (G 7211)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7211.
  • Kakherptah Fetekta (G 5560)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5560. Kakherptah, [rn=f nfr] his good name Fetekta. Architectural elements, including frieze-text from top of east facade, chapel entrance lintel and door jambs, and south false door inscribed for Kakherptah, identified as [sAb aD-mr jmj-r jnb-HD xm sHD wabw Axt-xwfw jmj-r njwt mAwt nt nfr-jssj jmj-r sSw wr mDw Sma nj-nst-xntt xrp sSw jrjw jaH Hm-nTr mAat] judge and administrator, overseer of the Memphite and Letopolite nomes, inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of new settlements of the pyramid of Isesi, overseer of scribes, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, director of scribes connected with the moon, priest of Maat; also appears in chapel relief (one block of relief = Berlin (East) 1137) and burial chamber wall painting; some in situ in G 5560 (fragments of frieze-text and chapel relief found in or near G 5560). Possibly same individual as Fetekta, son of Senedjemb Inti (owner of G 2370).
  • 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.
  • Menkauhor

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 5.
  • 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.
  • Niuserre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5.
  • Pepi I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 6.
  • 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.
  • Sahure

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [jrjmAat] Irymaat.

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.