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and re-used, or additions were made to them later. These cause overlapping of types, but do not to any extent affect the general change from the earliest to the latest form. The description of the mastaba group may be divided under two headings: the superstructure and the substructure.

1. The Superstructure
a. Plan

The earliest mastabas in this area are G 2091 [= G 3091] and G 3030. In the first named, the construction was a core of debris surrounded with a rubble retaining wall, probably with cross walls to divide the mass of rubble, and the whole cased with a wall of regularly coursed stones, each course set back 5 to 10 cm from the face of that below it. This was the same construction used in the long series of IV dynasty mastabas just to the east, and it may be that it formed an actually part of that series. It was however badly wrecked. Its casing was

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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