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of denudation. From a third to a half of the height of the structures had been destroyed in this way. As soon as the mass of debris and sand had filled up the surrounding spaces, passages, offering rooms, etc., the remaining part of the structures were protected by this mass, and after this the process of detrition went on much more slowly.

Even during the use of the cemetery it would have required constant labor to keep the passage ways and even the offering rooms free from the blown sand. As soon as tombs began to be neglected the filling up made rapid progress. Another element entered into the destruction. The coursed stone facings of disused mastabas were often stripped off and re-used for casing later tombs. Even brick-work did not escape a similar use. In cased

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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.