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The classification III as a separate type was made to include a few mastabas, such as G 2081 [= G 3081], G 2083 [= G 3083] (original structure), G 2096 [= G 3086], G 3024, etc., which were constructed throughout of brick, with no apparent filling. This construction was however the result of size and not intention. The walls were too thin to permit of filling being used. Otherwise these would have been merely type Ia.

Just as in their plans, types of construction were rather loosely adhered to. Here again questions of expense or even time had to be considered. Often a mastaba begun in one style was finished in another. Thus G 2086 [= G 3086] was planned to have a stone casing, but only a single course along the rear wall was completed and the mastaba finished in brick. On the other hand it sometimes happened that the owner enlarged his scheme. In G 3035

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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 6

  • G 3024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3081

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3083

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3096

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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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.