Tarek Khalil Mohamed Khalil

Studying the Tombs of the Middle and the Lower Social Levels in the Western Field at Giza Necropolis

This dissertation is devoted to the study of the smaller tomb complexes and burial shafts built in the second half of the 2nd millennium BC between, and sometimes within, the large mastaba tombs of the high officials of the early Old Kingdom. The focus of the work is on the analysis of the architectural nature of these more modest enclosures and on the social affiliation of the tomb owners, which can often be determined from short inscriptions and preserved grave objects.