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*The original, paper version of this page in “[Chapter 17: Analytic Overview of] Cemetery G 1000–1600” can be found in archival box L02 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Akhethetep (G 1204)
    Akhethetep (G 1208)
    Akhethetep (in G 1206)
    Ikhetneb (G 1206)
    Khufu
    Mernisut (G 1301)
    Nefer (G 1207)
    Nefer (G 1302)
    Qednes (G 1673)
    Senenu (in G 1206)
    Tefnen (G 1304)
    Werka (G 1309)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 1204

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1207

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1208

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1301

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1302

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1304

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1309

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1673

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 13

Ancient People

  • Akhethetep (G 1204)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1204. False door inscribed for Akhethetep, identified as [rx nswt sHD Hmw-nTr Axt-xwfw HqA Hwt wr mDw Sma nj-nst-xntt wD-mdw n Hrjw-wDbw] royal acquaintance, inspector of priests of the pyramid of Khufu, chief of the estate, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, commander of the masters of reversion-offerings; in situ in G 1204.
  • Akhethetep (G 1208)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1208. Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Meretites and Akhethetep, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt sHD Hmw-nTr xwfw jmj-r mSa jmj-r Axt-xwfw xrp jmjw sA] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, inspector of priests of Khufu, expedition leader, overseer of the pyramid of Khufu, director of members of a phyle; in situ in G 1208.
  • Akhethetep (in G 1206)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Grandson (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Senenu. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu, dedicated by his son Akhethetep, identified as [sHD wjA xrp apr nfrw sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt] inspector of the boat, director of a crew of recruits, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.
  • Ikhetneb (G 1206)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1206. Father (?) of Senenu and grandfather (?) of Akhethetep. Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Ikhetneb, identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests; also graffito on west wall of undecorated chapel; in situ in G 1206.
  • 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.
  • Mernisut (G 1301)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1301. Architrave and false door inscribed for Mernisut; also appears in chapel relief; limestone seated statue (Cairo JE 37713) and limestone window (Cairo JE 37728) inscribed for Mernisut; identified as [rx nswt wab nswt nxt-xrw n Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-xt Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-mDAt n aw nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, strong-of-voice of the granary of the Residence, inspector of custodians of property of the granary of the Residence, inspector of archivists of the royal documents; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301, statue and window found in G 1301.
  • Nefer (G 1207)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1207. Limestone slab stela (Hearst 6-19801) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ on east face of G 1207.
  • Nefer (G 1302)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1302. Unfinished (north ?) false door inscribed for Nefer; found in debris of G 1302 corridor chapel. Architrave and false door (south false door) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt jmj-r bDtjw Xkrw nswt] royal chamberlain, inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, overseer of metal workers of the king's ornaments; also appears in chapel relief; in situ in G 1302 corridor chapel.
  • Qednes (G 1673)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1673. False door (south false door, including upper lintel) inscribed for Qednes and Niankhhathor, identified as [rx nswt smsw xAjjt Axt-xwfw] royal acquaintance, elder of the judicial court of the pyramid of Khufu; in situ in G 1673. Inscribed limestone door lintel (32-4-12) depicting seated couple (male figure's name not preserved, but titles suggest it is Qednes), identified as [rx nswt smsw xAjjt Axt-xwfw Hrj-sStA n wDa-mdw] royal acquaintance, elder of the judicial court of the pyramid of Khufu, secretary of judgements; found between G 1233 and G 1235, probably originally from G 1673.
  • Senenu (in G 1206)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu (dedicated by his son Akhethetep), identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement, priest of Khufu; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab. Uninscribed limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19775) attributed to Senenu and his wife (unnamed); found in G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.
  • Tefnen (G 1304)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1304. Limestone false door (Cairo JE 56994) inscribed for Tefnen, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; false door found in pieces (lower half in situ) in G 1304 (incorrectly attributed to debris north of G 2041 in Porter-Moss III, p. 69).
  • Werka (G 1309)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Alabaster offering stone (Hearst 6-19755) inscribed for Werka, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; found in situ in front of remains of false door in G 1309. Alabaster offering table top (Cairo JE 72145 = CG 57037) inscribed for Werka, identified as on offering stone; found in G 1309 A. Alabaster sacred oils tablet (Cairo JE 72146) inscribed for Werka, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 1309 A, in coffin.

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.