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first drift sand deposit. The stone cased mastabas of the corridor type usually had flat stone slab roofs and these appeared to have been carried off for other purposes before they had fallen in. In the shafts a similar statification was found. Here however drift sand or debris could not begin to accumulate until the covering or part of it had given way or been broken through by plunderers. Thus at the bottom of shafts was usually the stones or bricks from the door sealings, the debris of the covering of the shaft and some rubble or brick carried down from the tops of the linings. There [?] above this layers of yellow sand and masses of debris filling which had poured in from the tops of the linings, and stones and bricks from the linings themselves. Near the tops the sand strata became more and more clean and unmixed.

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    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
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    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.