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By Ann Macy Roth, Peter Der Manuelian, William Kelly Simpson

Within the latter a part of the 5th Dynasty the necropolis that surrounded the Fourth Dynasty pyramids of Giza back turned a well-liked website for the tombs of Memphite officers. a selected cluster of those mastaba tombs used to be excavated among 1936 and 1939 by means of George Andrew Reisner. the various tomb chapels have been chanced on to be adorned; others had anterooms with courtyards and porticoes. the entire inscribed tombs bore a name which Roth interprets as "palace attendant". This e-book offers the artifactual, iconographic and architectural result of the excavation in components. the 1st covers the structure of the cluster as an entire; the second one compares information of the person tombs, and an intensive index lists mastabas, own names, and Egyptian phrases, words, titles and epithets. this can be a monstrous learn, which leaves no Gizan stone unturned.

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To make full use of the information that Old Kingdom tombs offer, their overall forms and interrelationships must be examined in some detail. This chapter describes the architectural and decorative T 1 Pr ∂t. This conception of the tomb as a house is graphically demonstrated in the private tombs of the 2nd and early Third Dynasty, which contain platforms for sleeping and model bathrooms. E. Quibell, Archaic Tombs, 1913–1914, Excavations at Saqqara 6 (Cairo, 1923). It is somewhat less applicable in the Fourth Dynasty; A.

Stippling denotes mud-brick features. Walls that appear on Floroff ’s plan or in the field notes as complete but which are now only partially preserved are indicated by dotted lines representing the sections now missing. Doorways and false doors are shown in ground plan on the new plan, where on Floroff ’s top plan they are often obscured by lintels or roofing slabs. North–South Section of the Cluster (Michael Jones). A north–south section was drawn across the western part of the cluster, to elucidate the relationship between 2093 and its various extensions, 2096, 2092a, and 2097 (see pl.

The builders of 2094, 2086, and 2099 did not do this, perhaps because their corridors were not roofed (2086 and 2099) or because both facades supporting the roof were stepped rather than battered (2094). g 2093 probably had at least two pillars, although only a single decorated pillar survives. If this had this been the only support, an 9 In chapel descriptions, I have used the verbal descriptions rather than Reisner’s types, to distinguish my interpretations from his. References to numerical types thus always reflect Reisner’s interpretations unless they are specifically described as reinterpretations.

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