GIZA
Mastaba of Iymery

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


Mastaba of Iymery, Giza, Egypt

Mastaba of Iymery, Giza, Egypt


Iymeri's tomb should not be missed, as it contains a number of fabulous painted reliefs. The decorations deal very much with the crafts of carpenters, goldsmiths, jewellers and sculptors in the time of the Old Kingdom, some 4,500 years ago. There are also scenes of agriculture, fishing and fowling and musicians playing their instruments.
Another detail to be noted with the mastaba are the 19th century travellers who have engraved their names any place they saw fit.
Other decorations show Iymery together with his family, including his father Shepseskafankh who has his mastaba next to Iymery's.
At the northern end of the mastaba there is a corridor chapel with 2 offering niches.
Next page

Mastaba of Iymery, Giza, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen