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The still [later?] development of the plan was the use of a simple corridor along the eastern facade as the offering room. This had the entrance either on the north, east or south as most convenient. The offering room was built as part of the plan and had iether its own enclosing walls or the narrow space behind some earlier structure was utilized in which case the roofing rested on the older wall. In the case of stone mastabas, this rear wall was occasionally faced with new stone before the roofing was put in place (G 3013-14 in C4 on Plan 1). In this type well built serdabs sometimes occur, but they had no regular positions.

Down to the time of the beginning of the simple corridor type, the shafts were arranged on the main axis. In the earlier types there were one or two shafts. These gradually increased. Towards the end of the period we find occasionally odd shafts off this axis where the size of the structure permitted.

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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