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b. Construction.

Again roughtly following the methods used in the royal cemetery, we find here similar types of construction. They are:
I. a. Filled mastabas, debris filling with brick facing wall
b. Do. with stepped stone casing
II. a. Core mastabas, having an inner structure with debris filling enclosed in a rough rubble retaining wall. This was faced with brick
b. Do. do. with stepped stone casing
III. Mastabas of solid brick.

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Fig. Types of mastaba construction. No scale.

The filled mastabas were the simplest and most easily completed and therefore the cheapest. In the Ia type facing walls were constructed of bricks always laid with a batter on the exterior and the thickness kept constant from bottom to top. In some cases, the interior was vertical so that the wall decreased in thickness towards

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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.