About thirteen “stairway” tombs and thirty-seven mastabas were examined.
The mastabas C, Ca, and D were contained in the same boundary wall.
The last three burials were close to the large group of mastabas.
The style is less free and more conventional than that of the mastabas.
The other mastabas figured by us have all been more or less restored.
All the mastabas belong to the period of the Memphite empire.
From the same point of view we shall begin to-day the study of the mastabas of Dahshour.
All these mastabas, whether of brick or stone, betray an amount of negligence in their construction which is astonishing.
The way in which the mastabas were arranged with respect to each other is well shown in plates xiv.
We must not expect to find on the plains of the Euphrates the rock-cut tombs, the mastabas or pyramids, of Egypt.