Architecture of G2370
The mastaba of Senedjemib Inti,Giza 2370, was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian Expedition in October and November, 1912.
It comprises a complex interior chapel of type (7c) with a columned portico (I), an anteroom (II), a north–south corridor or vestibule (III), an east–west offering room (IV), and a great pillared hall (V).
The outer entrance is from the east at the north end of Room II, from which doors lead to the vestibule and the pillared hall.
Room III, entered from the east at the north end of its east wall, has a large serdab behind the west wall with two slots (Serdab II).
The east–west offering room (Room IV) with a false door in the west end is entered by a doorway at the east end of its north wall from Room III.
The pillared hall has a roof (preserved in part) supported by eight pillars in two east–west rows of four each. A second large serdab west of its west wall is provided with three slots (Serdab I).
The mastaba itself is of Reisner’s type VIII a (1), constructed of great slabs of grey nummulitic limestone roughly dressed to a sloping surface (Masonry w).
It measures 22.8 x 20.9 m with an area of 476.52 sq. m. The proportion of the length of the mastaba to the
width is 1/1.09. The total area of Rooms I–V is 96.55 sq. m. The relation of the area of the mastaba to that of the rooms is 1/4.93. The preserved height of the mastaba is 3.50 m.
The original height, however, was probably in excess of 6.0 m.
Except for the great hall of pillars, virtually all the available wall surfaces in the chapel were originally decorated.