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The shafts of mastaba G 2093 [= G 3093] showed how the presence of one shaft or chamber influenced the construction of a subsequent one. Here the shafts were sunk in regular order from south to north. Shaft [A] was sunk to a depth of 505 cm. and a chamber (II) made at the south, nothing in the vicinity interfering with this. Then another chamber (I) was formed at the west on the same level. [1] When B came to be sunk, there remained sufficient room between the roof of the other western chamber and the rock surface to allow a chamber to be made on the west and even carried south beyond the line of the shaft without interfering with A. C was carried down to the same level as B but there was space for only a small chamber, which was placed somewhat north of the shaft. The masons working in D did not apparently know of the existence of the chamber in C. When they had reached the same depth they began the chamber at the west. When quarrying towards

[1] This second chamber most probably was considerably later, even after the other shafts and chambers were finished.

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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

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  • G 3093

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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People 1

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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.