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2. Conditions

Beyond the limits of the area already opened, the surface of the ground presented little evidence of the character of the tombs beneath or of the general plan of the area (Pl. I). The surface was regular, with a slight slope towards the north. Here and there patches of harder material, stone chips or debris surrounded by patches of yellow drift sand, sometimes marked the difference between solid structures and open spaces. This plateau is exposed to severe wind and all masonry especially brick was subjected to a gradual but steady detrition. At some places the wind had spread over the surface a thin layer of detritus made up of the filling of the mastabas, bits of stone, brick and pottery mixed with the inevitable sand.

The tops of many of the mastabas, especially those with stone casings or facings were just below this layer

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.