Contribution to a controversy: A date for the tomb of Kae-em-ankh at Giza

Alexandra Woods*

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The tomb of K3(=i)-m-nh (G4561) in the West Field at Giza has been dated to either the Fifth or the Sixth Dynasty. The latter date raises a serious problem regarding the development of funerary beliefs and practices in the Old Kingdom. To refine the tomb's date, the article examines a variety of evidence from K3{=i)-m-nh's chapel and burial chamber as well as applying dating criteria established after recent analysis of the spear-fishing scenes in the Memphite cemeteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-174
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Egyptian Archaeology
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Egypt
  • Egyptian Archaeology
  • Elite identity
  • Tombs--Egypt
  • Cemetery
  • Iconography
  • relative chronlogy
  • Dating methods


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