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In G 3020 the shaft X twisted as it descended (cf. C6 on Plan 1). This may have been intentional, as the workmen discovered the presence of the eastern chamber in G 3011 A and wished to avoid breaking through into it.

b. Chamber

The position of the chamber in the older period was south. In this cemetery in G 2091 [= G 3091] and B and C of G 3030 this arrangement was followed. With the development of the small mastaba with its series of closely arranged shafts on the north-south axis, it would have been difficult to construct south chambers, as in that case the depth of the various shafts would have had to be regulated to avoid the chamber breaking into the next shaft. Thus the chambers were cut at the west

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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 4

  • G 3011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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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.