The Central FieldCemeteries - Giza - The Places
The Burial Places of Royalty, Nobles, High Court Officials and their Families
Found to the East of Pharaoh Khafre’s Causeway and flows on to the Pyramid Town area of Queen Khentkaus I’s Complex. This area was turned in to a Cemetery after the location was quarried out of stone which was used in the construction of Pharaoh Khufu’s and Pharaoh Khafre’s Pyramids. Therefore, the site was not used for burials until the later part of 4th Dynasty onwards.
Queen Bunefer: G8408
Not enough is known about this Egyptian Queen to be held as conclusively correct. We know that she was a Princess and then a Queen of either the 4th or 5th Dynasty with a heavy lean towards to the 5th Dynasty due to the Titles and Architecture of her tomb. Her Tomb is close to Queen Khentkaus I’s Mortuary Complex (for more information about her Tomb, please click here), which further intimates a later date of construction. Her Tomb was graced with a Sarcophagus made out of White Limestone.
Prince Sekhemkare: G8154
Son of Pharaoh Khafre and Queen Hekenuhedjet; and a Vizier of the 5th Dynasty and according to the Titles found inside his Tomb, “Chief Justice” and “Director of the Royal Palace”. He appears to have served during the reigns of Pharaohs Khafre, Menkaure, Shepseskaf, Userkaf and Sahure.