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Unpublished manuscript transcription: begin page 16

The same system was followed in the linings of shafts and in the free standing walls of offering rooms.

When the mastaba was constructed wholly or largely of brick, only the exterior rows were laid with any special care. The niches which followed the brick sizes fairly closely were built up carefully. The bricks of the inner face would also be carefully set. In the middle of the walls they were laid carelessly, plenty of mortar being used and bits of stone, etc. used to fill in.

Stone, outside of the fragments used for the filling was either rubble or dressed. Rubble used for linings of shafts or retaining walls, was usually flat pieces with sharp edges. Smaller fragments filled up the crevices. It was all local nummelitic [sic] limestone. The casing stones were of the same

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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.