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core mastabas, the removal of the casing did not destroy the interior mass, but when debris filled mastabas were stripped the filling having no support gradually spilled out over the surrounding passages.

These various conditions were clearly seen during the excavation of the cemetery. The passages as open spaces were the first to be filled in. Here were successive layers of yellow sand and debris, the latter varying in thickness and contents. Near the bottom the debris layers were thicker and more compact, masses of debris filling, markings [?] of mud plaster and bricks, with now and again loose stones from casings or rubble retaining walls. Higher up the yellow sand was in larger proportion.

In the offering rooms the fall of the roofs either of wood or brick in the brick mastabas, made a thick layer of heavy debris over the

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  • 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.