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*The original, paper version of this page in “Chapter 16: The Royal Family of Dynasty Four” can be found in archival box L01 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Bunefer (in G 7152)
    Djedefre
    Menkaure
    Meretites (in G 7152)
    Neferhetepes (G 4714)
    Neferirkare
    Nimaathap (G 4712)
    Sekhemankhptah (G 7152)
    Shepseskaf
    Userkaf

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 11

Ancient People

  • Bunefer (in G 7152)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probable wife of Sekhemankhptah.
  • Djedefre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 4. Son (?) of 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.
  • Meretites (in G 7152)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Small girl behind figure of Princess Bunefer.
  • Neferhetepes (G 4714)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4714. Interior chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Neferhetepes, identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in G 4714.
  • Neferirkare

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 5.
  • Nimaathap (G 4712)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4712. False door inscribed for Nimaathap, identified as [maAt Hr stX wrt Hts] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter; in situ in G 4712 chapel.
  • Sekhemankhptah (G 7152)

    • Type Mentioned on page
  • Shepseskaf

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Last king of Dynasty 4. Son of Menkaure. Horus name: [SpsXt] Shepseskhet.
  • 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.