Giza Cemetery G2300 – Senedjemib Complex
At the northwest corner of the Great Pyramid, on the eastern edge of
the Western Field at Giza, stands the complex of mastabas of the
Senedjemib family which contains the well-known tombs of Senedjemib
Inti ( G 2370) and his son
Senedjemib Mehi ( G 2378), who served kings Izezi and Unis respectively
Viziers and Chief architects.
G 2337X Djaty
Steward, his estate servant (with reference to the vizier Senedjemib),
controller of the scribes, scribe of the phyle of funerary priests,
verifier of the decision
of the report of the broad hall, supervisor of the scribes of the
Father: Teti steward.
Mother: Shafet king’s acquaintance’
Brothers: 1. Herunefer , 2. Senedjem; 3. Ka-wehem, 4. Ka-demedj
Sisters: 1. Ni-si-Ptah , 2. Hedjert, 3. Khut-en-ba
Sons:1. Ankhu ; 2. Renpet-nefert ; 3. TA-pehet ?; 4. Djaty (Datj)
Daughters: 1. Khenit; 2. Sesheseshet
Dependents: 1. Khnumet (funerarypriest.); 2. Senbet
G2343 = G5511 Tjetu II
Titles: overseer of the storehouse or overseer of all provisioning.
Sons: 1 . [..]wa , steward, 2. Ptah-sabu, overseer of [. . . ],
3. Nefery king’s acquaintance., 4, Heru-nefer
overseer of clothing
G2361 Maa Dyn. 6
Overseer of barbers.
G2362 Rudj Dyn. 6
Supervisor of ka-servants, Scribe of a phyle, Judge and Overseer of
Son: Khuwi-khnum Daughter: Ikauhormerut
Mention name and title of (Senedjemib) Mehi,
G2364 Senedjemib Inti , Time of Djedkare Isesi - Unis?
A king’s scribe and priest (sSh ‘ nswt hft-hr and sSh n s3 n hmwk 3).
May have served his more famous namesake buried in G2370.
Titles: Steward, overseer of clothing distribution,, wab-priest, king’s
wab-priest, king’s acquaintance, priest, controller of the follower(s)
Wife: Kamerites (K3-mrt.s), priestess of Neith, priestess of Hathor.”
Sons: 1. Irenakhty “scribe of the ‘jackal.” 2.
Neferkhent overseer of clothing distribution.”
G2370 Senedjemib Inti , Time of Djedkare Isesi
His titles include: overseer of the two chambers of royal
regalia, overseer of the armory, overseer of the houses of the king’s
children, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the six great
(law) courts, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of all works of
the king, hereditary prince, royal
master builder in both houses (Upper and Lower Egypt), master of
of (every) command of the king, royal chamberlain, chief justice and
(G 2370 b) Passage tomb of Senedjemib Inti.
Sons: 1. Senedjemib, 2 Ny-ankh-menu, 3. Fetek[ti], 4. Senedjemib Mehi,
Some dependents of Senedjemib Inti include:
Iamu (supervisor of funerary priests), Iry (scribe of the house of the
god’s [vis. the king’s] book), Ihy (funerary priest of Inti, overseer
of scribes of fiel[ds].), Ihy (controller of the kitchen), Ihy
([funerary] priest), Isesi-baf
(lector priest), [Ankh]-em-Tj[enent] (inspector of funerary priests),
(dignitary […] and funerary priest,), Ma’m (director of
necklace-stringers, supervisor of funerary priests), Ny-ankh-Inpu,
Ny-Ptah, Neb-Ra, Nefer-hor-en-Ptah, Nefer-Seshem-Seshat (dignitary and
overseer of scribes), Neken (hm-ka priest), Nedjem, Rudjeka,
Imahty (dignitary and scribe, inspector of funerary priests),
Senedjem (King’s scribe?), Qar (brother of his estate and
funerary priest), Kaem-Tjenent (scribe of the house of the god’s [book]
and funerary priest), Tjesu ( hm-ka priest), Tjesen-Ptah
(dignitary and elder of the porch)
G2374 Khnumenti Time of Teti
Son of Senedjemib Inti, He appears to have carried on his father’s
duties under Teti.
His titles include: favorite of the king, favorite of the king in all
works of his, overseer of the two workshops, overseer of the two houses
of gold, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the six great
(law) courts, overseer of scribes of royal records, overseer of the two
granaries, overseer of all works of the king, hereditary prince, master
of secrets of every command of
the king, in[spector of priests] of the pyramid “Enduring are the
the Son of Re Teti”, chief justice and vizier”
G 2375 Akhetmehu Temp. Merenre I or Pepy II ?
Judge and Elder of the Hall, Overseer of the House of Weapons.
Or possibly an older mastaba belonging to a man who had no apparent
with the Senedjemib family
G2375a. Ankhirptah Late Dyn. 6
Judge and Keeper of Nekhen.
G 2376 and G 2377 Later two additions to the mastaba of
Mehi were built on the west and closed off all access to Akhetmehu’s
chapel. G 2376 a was found open and empty, but G 2377 a contained the
skeleton of an adult female.
G 2378 Senedjemib Mehi, Time of Unis
Titles include: pillar of the knmt-folk, favorite of the king, overseer
of the two armories, overseer of the two houses of gold, overseer of
royal regalia, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of all works of
king, hereditary prince, royal master builder in both houses (viz.
and Lower Egypt), master of secrets of all commands of the king, royal
chamberlain, chief justice and vizier.
Son of Senedjemib Inti ( G 2370)
Wife: Khentkaues ([the king’s daughter of ] his [bo]dy, Priestess of
Hathor, Mistress of the Sy[camore])
Daughter: Khentkaues. Sons: Senedjemib and Mehi
Some dependents of Senedjemib Mehi:
Dependents of Senedjemib Mehi
Ptah-Shepses (elder of the house, Fefi (overseer of the house or
overseer of metalworkers), Ima-khety (Magistrate and
overseer of scribes), Khufu-ankh(u) (or Ankh-Khufu) (butcher’s
assistant), Khnum-Shepses (dignitary), Senedjemib (subordinate of the
granary), Qar (hm-ka priest)
G2381 Nekhebu also called Merptah-Ankhmeryre Time of Pepi I
Possibly Inti’s grandson?
Titles include: King’s Architect and Builder in the Two Houses,
Overseer of all the Works of the King, Overseer of Royal Commissions of
the Pyramid Menneferpepy, Sole Companion, First under the King, Chief
Nekhebu’s autobiographical text outlines 4 missions:
I: In Lower Egypt Nekhebu worked on Ka-mansions and had administrative
duties in three different locations: a “City of Lakes”, Akhbit, and the
Pepy (I). It seems that he worked for 6 years on the pyramid.
II: In Lower Egypt he oversaw the digging of a canal between Akhbit and
III: In Upper Egypt Nekhebu oversaw the digging of a canal in Kus.
IV: Nekhebu carried out works on the pyramid monument at Heliopolis.
Nekhebu was apparently trained by an older brother named
Merptah-Ankhpepy (also King’s Architect and Builder in the Two Houses,
Overseer of all the Works of the King, Lector Priest, etc.).
* ( G 2381 a ) Ptahshepses, also called Merptah-Ankhmeryre
and Impy. Time of Pepi II
A sloping shaft closed with a great rectangular block of
limestone that protected the unviolated burial of this son of Nekhebu.
Reisner found the burial of Ptahshepses Impy. The burial was dated to
Pepy II by a jar sealing.
* (G 2381 c) Sabu-ptah Ibebi Possibly time of Pepi II
The burial shaft containing the burial of Impy’s brother (another son
G2382 Nekhebu? Dynasty 6.
G 2384 Senedjemib ? This mastaba may well have belonged to
elder son of Senedjemib Mehi, likewise named Senedjemib, who is
in his father’s mastaba.
G 2385 Anonymous Time of Teti?
Contained a bowl inscribed for king Teti. Contained a statue of
G2387 Pepy-Meryptah-ankh Middle Dyn. 6
Father (possibly), Khnementi (tomb G 2374).
G2391 ‘Tomb of Funerary Priests of Senezemib Family.’
Architrave of Iryenakhet: Two limestone blocks; one line of inscription
runs across top. Below on left, figure of Iry with female; facing him
the following order from left to right are figures of Mehy,
Sheshyt (female), Khnum-enti, rest of surface to right covered with