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II. Mastaba Types and Construction

The complete development of architectural forms can be traced only in the larger and more important buildings. This is especially true of tomb types in Egypt, where the true type of any one period will be found in the tombs of the wealthier class, where space and expense were not serious considerations. The builders of the smaller nad poorer tombs while naturally seeking to follow the style set by their wealthier neighbors, were forced ot make modifications in plan because of the space avialable or use poor methods of construction and cheaper materials because of cost.

In our minor cemetery can be traced however certain gradually [sic] changes in plan which follow approximately the developement of the more massive mastabas in the adjoining royal cemetery. In several examples changes were made in construction before completion, they were reconstructed

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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.