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a well built mud brick mastaba, has had a fine fine stepped casing built along its main eastern facade and continued partly around the southern side. The northerd end was not cleared and it may have extended around that end as well.

The shafts were lined above the rock surface with brick or rubble. As a rule, both brick and stone cased core mastabas had rubble lined shafts plastered with mud. Brick faced filled mastabas had brick lined shafts and stone faced filled mastabas, rubble lined shafts. This rule obtained fairly well [?] but was subject to some change and a brick faced mastaba might have shafts lined with rubble or vice versa especially when a change in facing material was decided upon.

C. Materials

The most extensively used material used [sic] was sun-dried bricks made in a rectangular mold. These were invariably mixed with chopped straw (tibben) and sometimes sand.

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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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.