Mastabas

An early type of ancient Egyptian tomb, rectangular in shape with sloping slides. It has three main parts: a burial chamber cut into the rock, the superstructure, and one or more offering chambers.

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830
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Used to designate ancient Egyptian rectangular brick tombs with sloping sides and a flat top built over a burial chamber cut down into the rock below.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005933. The J. Paul Getty Trust.