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Unpublished manuscript transcription: begin page 9

With the corridor type begins the use of the multiple system or regular grouping of shafts. This was clearly the result of congestion and the necessity for gathering [?] as many shafts in the available area as possible. The two best examples were G 2096 [= G 3096] (DE4 on Plan 1) and G 3004 (D3 on Plan 1). The latter cut off the direct access to all the mastabas to the west of it. G 2096 [= G 3096] was built over the end of an earlier mastaba probably part of G 2095 [= G 3095]. Both are among the latest mastabas in the cemetery. To these offering rooms were built according to the space and no regular plan was followed.

Finally the remaining spaces between mastabas and even the offering rooms, were used for single burials. In some instances new shafts were cut in the cores of old mastabas and tomb chambers built in shafts which had apparently never been used in their own period.

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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 3

  • G 3004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3095

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3096

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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Photos 1

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.