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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Khufu
    Nefer (in G 1461)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1457

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1458

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1459

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1460

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1461

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Nefer (in G 1461)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone drum lintel (MFA 21.3080) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw Axt-xwfw Hrj-sStA Axt-xwfw jmj-r pr-HD] overseer of scribes of the pyramid of Khufu, secretary of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of the treasury; reused as roofing in G 1461 (found in debris). Nefer probably not owner of G 1461.

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.