To the west of Mastaba «D», there are two small limestone mastabas adjoining one another.
There is no special importance in them, except that both give us some exceptional features (see General Plan).

The first one to the north is of a man called Ahw and has stepped superstructure (6.10 x 3.30 metres) built of small limestone blocks encasing a rough filling.
There are two niches with false-doors on the eastern face. The southern one still has a lintel and a drum cut in one block.
The recess of the false-door is built in courses and plastered with thin layer of gypsum.
At the top of it and behind the drum is a small vertical slit connected with the serdab, which
is built behind the false-door and nearly in the axis of the slit (serdab : 0.50 x 0.50 x height 0.85 cm.). We had the luck of finding the serdab intact and containing the statues of Ahw and his wife Nfrt, with a small incense-pot of burned pottery with its lid in place, between the two statues and containing six pieces of charcoal.
The serdab was roofed with three slabs of limestone and its walls were plastered with gypsum.
This mastaba has three shafts:
Shaft No. 67 : Unused burial-chamber and found empty (0.90 x 0.95 x depth 3.00 metres
and chamber : 1.30 x 1.60 metres).
Shaft No. 68 : Unused burial-chamber and found empty (0.90 x 0.95 x depth 3.60 metres
and chamber : 1.05 X 2.10 metres).
Shaft No. 69: Unfinished small pit without burial-chamber (0.90 x 0.90 x depth
1.60 metres).
Adjoining the Mastaba of Ahw, on the south is this small uninscribed stone mastaba
(see General Plan). The superstructure (4.20 x 3.12 metres) seems to have been originally of the stepped type with a rubble core, as is still visible on its western face, which is on the same line in plan as the western face of the Mastaba of Ahw.
The southern face, however, was covered later with inclined casing of hammered blocks and connected at the south-eastern corner with an entrance whose two monolithic door-jambs are still in place. This entrance connects the corridor north-south between Mastaba » D » and this, with the passage to the south leading to another mastaba.

The eastern face has been lined with limestone slabs inclined and smoothed so as to
imitate masonry of good limestone casing. This face has two false-doors indicated in low relief. The southern one is larger than the northern and both of them are
not inscribed .
At the southernmost part of the eastern face (the adjoining part of the wall), there
is an unfinished low relief representing two persons, male and female, in the unusual
posture of kissing each other. The relief is only indicated by one single contour-line cut
with the chisel. The lower part of the scene is not indicated.
Shaft No. 70: (0.95 x 0.9 5 x  3.55(h) m), burial-chamber (1.20 x 1.90 m).
Shaft No. 71: (0.90 x 0.90 x 4.10(h) m), burial-chamber (1.05 x 2.40 m).

Above the rock-tombs is another series of mastabas with superstructures on a higher level than the northern part of the district (see General Plan). The doors are facing north. Among them is a mastaba of small size. The superstructure is on a rectangular plan (8.60 x 6.70 x 2.50(h) m); its northern facade is in stone, whilst the remaining walls are in crude brick, reaching to the height of 2.50 metres.

At the eastern end of the northern facade a recess is backed by the entrance door (68 cm. wide, 51 cm. deep) with monohthic limestone door-jambs. It opens at the northern end of a long and narrow corridor directed north-west, the walls of which are in brick, daubed with mud and painted with a whitewash on rosy plaster. After 1.10 metres behind the door, the plan of the corridor is carried to the west for 13 cm. (left stone wall) and 18 cm. (right wall). The width at that point (95 cm.) increases farther to ri 6 metres but returns to the dimension 59 cm. at the middle of the corridor (6.78 metres in length). The left wall is vertical, the right one slightly battering. At about 1.42 metres from the floor a horizontal rounded cornice, coloured red, runs along both walls.
Out of these springs an Egyptian sacred vault with semi-circular ribs.
These sprout almost vertically at the southern end of the corridor but their inclination increases as one goes farther towards the middle of the walls. The upper part of the vault has fallen and its springing is only preserved along the southern half of the corridor (20 ribs along the eastern wall). Each rib consists of two layers of bricks of special mould and is daubed with mud coated with plaster and red paint. Near the southern end of the corridor a false-door (65 cm. wide) is built in the western brick wall. It consists of a recess in which two wide door-jambs flank a second deep vertical cut. No drum or stone was found, apart from a rough lintel which probably was originally hidden behind the horizontal cornice.
A square shaft is hewn in the middle part of the corridor. Behind the western brick wall the rubble stone filling encloses 8 shafts in two parallel series (75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81 82).
All are unfinished shafts and unused.

In the same cliff and to the west of the Mastaba » D » and nearly underneath
the Mastaba of Ahw (see General Plan) lies the Rock-Tomb of Ankhw with a small
door opening (1.65 x 0.70 m) leading to the chamber.

The walls of the chamber (2.40 x 2.40 x height 1.95 metres) are roughly hammered, partly plastered with rosy gypsum and showing areas of red ochre dots. In the western wall are two false-doors, one only hammered out in part, with projecting lintels.In the floor of the room are two square openings, the eastern one (Shaft No. 100) being a false shallow pit, the other (Shaft 101)(3.10 x 1.00 x 1.00 m) leads to a small burial cachet found closed by two courses of limestone blocks.

Between the Bock-Tomb of Ankhw (G1720) and that of Nj-wda-Ptah (G1740), there are three small rocktombs which are marked as «E» (G1725), «F» (G1730) and «G» (G1735)(see General Plan). Burials were placed in squareshaped cachet like niches hewn in the walls.

The entrance of the Rock-Tomb «E» measures 1.50m(h) x 0.70 m broad and 0.65 m thick. It leads to a rectangular room, measuring 3.10 x 2.10 x height 1.60 metres. Attempts were tried to fill the breaks in the walls with yellowish mortar.
This rock-tomb is situated to the east of Bock-Tomb «E» (see General Plan). Its entrance measures 1.60 (h)m x 0.60 metre broad x 0.60 metre thick and leads to the small chapel, which measures 2.20 x 1.30 x 1.60 (h)m. This chapel is roughly hewn in
the rock with still unfinished parts.

An attempt to dig a shaft (No. 129) was done in the southern part of the chapel but its mouth does not go deeper than 20 cm.
A small niche, measuring from inside 1.20 x 0.65 metres, is sunk in the  western wall on a height of 50 cm. from the ground. To the north of this niche, an unfinished false-door is cut in the rock.
In the southern wall an opening (85 x 85 cm.) leads to a long cachet (2.80 x l.00 x
height 0.85 metres) running north-south. In its ground is sunk a big recess (l.90 x 0.50 x depth 0.60 metres) serving as a sarcophagus. A big slab of limestone with curved outer face was used as a lid.
The eastern wall is unfinished and does not give any trace for a false-door.


This rock-tomb is situated to the east of Rock-Tomb «F» and to the west of that of
Nj-wda-Ptah (see General Plan). The access to its entrance is bordered on its western side with a nearly rectangular building having on its eastern face a limestone uninscribed false-door.

The entrance measures 1.50(h)m x 0.60 m broad.
The chapel is very roughly hewn and is rectangular in plan and measures 4.10 x 2.50 x height 1-90 metres.
An unfinished shaft (No. 117) is dug in the middle of the chapel.
In the western wall there is an attempt to carve a false-door and to the south
of it a small cachet, which measures 70 x 90 x height 90 cm. and does not
contain any trace of burial.
The southern wall contains a recess (1.90 x 0.90 x 0.80 metres) built to a part with small slabs and hidden in a small cachet sunk in the wall. The cachet measures 1.75 metres high x 0.90 metre broad x 1.90 metres deep. Also in this recess no traces of burial were found.
This is the most important tomb of this group and is situated in the middle of the row
(see General Plan). It can be compared with examples of type RC (IV): NS-hall, or corridor with entrance from the north.

Access to it is gained through a small door (1.74 x 0.62 metres) opening in the dressed
northern face of the cliff. Above the line, which the upper side of the lintel would have determined, if it were a built-up door, a vertical stone slab was fixed to the rock with mortar.
The door opens at the north-eastern corner of the chamber which is entirely hollowed
out of the rock (4.20 x 2.28 metres). The inscriptions are also hammered into the rock
abouo 2 mm. high and bear the traces of the tools used. Veins of weaker rock caused a settlement in ancient times, probably during the dressing and they were patched with rosy plaster of the same quality as that which appears on the eastern and southern walls.
Along the western side of the chamber three shafts opening in the floor Nos. 118, 119, 120 were found empty. A fourth unfinished shaft No. 121 is cut into the floor at the back of the chamber.
It is an unfinished rock-tomb adjoining that of Nj-wdj-Pth and lying to the east of it
(see General Plan). It consists of a small room (2.85 x 1.80 metres) cut in the face of
the cliff, with a door 77 cm. wide.

The walls are simply hammered out of the rock, and the eastern and southern walls have been largely patched up with pinkish rose-coloured plaster, still retaining the mark of the workmen’s fingers. The ceiling (about 1 .70 metres in height) is not level and has a large cleft in the middle. A small opening (63 x 80 cm.) in the southern wall at the western corner leads to an irregular small cachet (1.60 x 0.90 x 1.15 metres) prepared for burial. Square graves are hollowed out of the floor. They are marked on the general plan as Shafts 122 and 128. They do not show any trace of burials.
This rock-tomb lies to the east of the tomb with the unfinished sculptures, and seems
to be the last to the east in the row of rock-hewn tombs (see Genera Plan). Its level is lower than that of the rock bed. It opens through a door narrow jambs (1.60 x 0.65 metres). On both sides of the entrance two short walls (0.90-1.10 wide and 0.22 metres deep) abut, leaving a passage as wide as the door itself but slightly higher. Above the door is a drum without inscriptions. The tomb consists of a single room, irregular in plan and unfinished.

The height of the ceiling (1.80 x 2.05 x 2.18 metres) roughly levelled, varies according to the level of the rock floor which presents several stepped areas. The walls are only roughly hammered out vertically and clearly show the marks of chisels. On the ceiling there are round traces of picks. The main feature of the room is a rock-hewn sarcophagus adjoining the northern wall to the left of the entrance door. It is square in plan (1.25 metres NS x 1.30 metres EW). The three faces are vertical (75 cm. in height). The western and southern faces show a motif consisting of a false door recess flanked on either side by a simple recess with drum. The central false door has recessed jambs and a drum topped with a lintel above which appears the squarish panel of the offering-list. The eastern face has two false-doors similar to the central one of the two other faces. These sculptures are simply dressed, without inscriptions. Plaster seems to have been used to patch up certain rock failures. The top part shows a rectangular opening (1.10NS-0.70 metres EW) with a ledge (11 cm.) on its eastern and western sides. This was covered with a flat stone roughly hammered, which was set as part of a flat curved top, whose eastern and western comers round down on the sides of the sarcophagus. The interior walls slope inwards so that the bottom is wider than the opening. Outside and along the western side a square Shaft No. 124 is cut in the rock floor
(70 x 70 x 80 cm. deep); on its eastern wall an opening, closed with a flat stone set in it, leads to a square hole under the sarcophagus itself. The floor here is a stone flag pierced with nine round holes in two rows.
Another shaft is cut in the south-western corner ofthe room No.123 leading to an excavation under the western wall. A second shaft opens also in the south-easternc orner No. 125. Both are unfinished and unused. In the northern wall a square opening, adjacent to the eastern side of the sarcophagus, leads to a squarish cachet, level with the floor of the room.