Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Mastaba of Ptahhetep and Akhethetep at Saqqareh

The Mastaba of Ptahhetep and Akhethetep at Saqqareh
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Publication planned for: April 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108083713

Multiple copy pack

Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • While working as a Congregational minister in England, Norman de Garis Davies (1865–1941) developed an interest in Egyptology. In 1897 he joined Flinders Petrie's excavations at Dendera as a copyist of inscriptions and sculptures. He did further work for the Egypt Exploration Fund, producing many volumes of archaeological surveys, which won him the Leibniz medal of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. This two-volume work, published 1900–1, describes a complex of tombs at Saqqara, famous for the quality of their incised stone wall-carvings and inscriptions. Dating from the 5th Dynasty, many of the inscriptions had been revealed by excavations in the nineteenth century, but Davies hoped that his investigations might reveal more decorated chambers. Volume 1 describes the chapel of Ptahhetep, and Volume 2 the mastaba tomb of Akhethetep. The colour images and larger illustrations can be downloaded and viewed from (Volume 1) and (Volume 2).

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Publication planned for: April 2020
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108083713
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. The chapel of Ptahhetep
    2. The sculptured scenes in Ptahheteps's chapel
    3. The hieroglyphs
    Plates. Volume 2:
    1. The mastaba
    2. The scenes and inscriptions
    3. Discussions and notes
    Further notes by the editor

  • Author

    Norman de Garis Davies


    Francis Llewellyn Griffith

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.