GIZA
Mastaba of Seshemnufer 4

Mastaba of Seshemnufer 4, Giza, Egypt

The mastaba of Seshemnufer 4 is one of the most visited at Giza, lying on the way from the main ticket office to Khufu' pyramid. It is worth the time, as it consists of a number of rooms, a nice sanctuary and an underground burial chamber, which can be entered (picture below).
Unfortunately, the wall decorations are worn out since long. For colourful decorations, the other mastabas are better places to look.
Seshemnufer 4 was the inspector of the physicians at the Great Pyramids. He was not a contemporary of the pyramid builders, living some 150 years after the death of Menkaure and more than 200 years after Khufu. It appears likely that there must have been prominent mastabas around this place before, perhaps Seshemnufer had an earlier structure transformed into his own tomb?
Next page
Mastaba of Seshemnufer 4, Giza, Egypt
Bookmark and Share

Giza



Giza
Introduction

1. Pyramids of Giza

2. Khufu (Cheops)

3. Inside

4. Solar boat and pits

5. Queen's pyramids

6. Khafre (Chephren)

7. Inside

8. Mortuary Complex

9. Menkaure (Mycerinus)

10. Inside

11. Views from the top

12. The Sphinx

13. Sphinx Temple

14. Mastabas

15. Seshemnufer 4

16. Neferbauptah

17. Iymery

18. Tomb of Khentkawes

19. The modern city

20. House boats

21. Roberts' Giza

Map

Practicalities





















Open LookLex Encyclopaedia



Open the online Arabic language course







more on
GIZA


Intro

The Pyramids

Map


Khufu

Solar boat

Queen's pyramids


Khafre


Menkaure


The Sphinx


Mastabas

Seshemnufer 4

Neferbauptah

Iymery

Tomb of Khentkawes

Modern city

House boats and the Nile

Roberts' Giza

Practicalties




By Tore Kjeilen