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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 web site for the tombs of Memphite officers. a selected cluster of those mastaba tombs was once excavated among 1936 and 1939 by way of George Andrew Reisner. a number of the tomb chapels have been discovered to be adorned; others had anterooms with courtyards and porticoes. all the inscribed tombs bore a identify which Roth interprets as "palace attendant". This book provides the artifactual, iconographic and architectural result of the excavation in elements. 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 colossal research, which leaves no Gizan stone unturned.

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Unfortunately, it was impossible to plot on this section a brick pavement that, according to the Reis’s Diary, originally extended over the bedrock between mastabas 2092 and 2091. Beginning at the west end of the cluster (left), the section passes through a secondary shaft, 2094 z (labeled x), and the body of mastaba 2094, cutting its serdab (A), but not its chapel. Only the coursing of the top of the serdab was recorded. Between the stepped facades of 2094 and 2093, a roof block and, further north, a doorway to the corridor east of 2095 are seen in elevation (B).

Among the later mastabas, the most common facade type is umasonry, which forms a battered exterior wall with an angle of 10° to 15°. The courses tend to be horizontal and uniform, although there are sometimes steps in the horizontal joints. There is more variation in the heights of courses than with z-masonry, and they are generally higher, often around 50 cm in height. Vertical joints can be angled, though usually not more than 15º. Walls of u-masonry vary considerably in their degree of finish; in some walls, the faces of the blocks protrude less than a centimeter beyond the joints, while other walls extend 5 cm or more beyond that point.

155–160, as the only record of the decoration, which has now largely disappeared. (Because of the narrowness of the space, the corridor was not photographed by the Reisner expedition. ) Drawings also exist of 2086 and the east wall of 2097. The artist is unknown; but the drawings may have been done by William Stevenson Smith, who was preparing his monumental study of Old 13 Floroff presumably used these notes to prepare the sections in GN i, figs. 182 and 186; however, several details were omitted.

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