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and others not plastered were cased, it appears that the rubble was plastered when the casing was not to built immediately, but that when work on the casing was purposed to go forward at once, this protection of the rubble face was not thought necessary. The casing C was built like those in type I. The bricks were laid up with good mud joints and all spaces between them and the core facing filled in with mud. The stone casing had greater greater spaces behind it, and these were packed with bit sof stone, chips, and mud. The casing stones themselves were sometimes laid in mud, but in the better built mastabas, in a hard pinkish plaster. Two modes of dressing were employed. In the greater number of stone cased mastabas, the stones were courses [sic] and stepped, each course set back from the one below it. The stones had rough vertical faces. In G 3031 and G 3011 (offering room face) the casing was not stepped and the stones fitted only at the joints, the faces being roughly convex.

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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 2

  • G 3011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.