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 as 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 “jackal.”
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 distribution.”


G2361 Maa     Dyn. 6
Overseer of barbers.

G2362 Rudj      Dyn. 6
Supervisor of ka-servants, Scribe of a phyle, Judge and Overseer of scribes
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.

G2366 Nimesti
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 secrets of (every) command of the king, royal chamberlain, chief justice and vizier.
(G 2370 b) Passage tomb of Senedjemib Inti.
Wife: Tjefi.
Sons: 1. Senedjemib, 2 Ny-ankh-menu, 3. Fetek[ti], 4. Senedjemib Mehi, 5. Khnumenti
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), Werti (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 places of 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 connection 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 (all) royal regalia, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of all works of the king, hereditary prince, royal master builder in both houses (viz. Upper 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 Lector, etc.
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 pyramid of 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 the Residence.
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.).
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=156&did=200

* ( 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.
Beakers http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140639&did=200
Bracelet http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=141071&did=200
Magic Beaker http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140826&did=200
Model Table http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140597&did=200
Offering Table http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140622&did=200
Wesekh Broadcollar http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140709&did=200


* (G 2381 c) Sabu-ptah Ibebi  Possibly time of Pepi II
The burial shaft containing the burial of Impy’s brother (another son of Nekhebu).

G2382 Nekhebu?   Dynasty 6.
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=141781&did=200

G 2384 Senedjemib ? This mastaba may well have belonged to the elder son of Senedjemib Mehi, likewise named Senedjemib, who is depicted in his father’s mastaba.

G 2385 Anonymous  Time of Teti?
Contained a bowl inscribed for king Teti. Contained a statue of Senedjemib Mehi?
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=140750&did=200
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=141036&did=200

G2387 Pepy-Meryptah-ankh Middle Dyn. 6
Father (possibly), Khnementi (tomb G 2374).

G2391 ‘Tomb of Funerary Priests of Senezemib Family.’   Dynasty 6
Architrave of Iryenakhet: Two limestone blocks; one line of inscription runs across top. Below on left, figure of Iry with female; facing him in the following order from left to right are figures of Mehy, Senedjem-ib, Sheshyt (female), Khnum-enti, rest of surface to right covered with inscription.
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=141714&did=200