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mastaba (măs´təbə), in Egyptian architecture, a sepulchral structure built aboveground. The mastabas of the early dynastic period (3200–2680 BC), such as those of the I dynasty at Sakkara, were elaborate, having many storage or offering compartments, and were quite evidently close copies of contemporary houses. Better known are the mastabas of the Old Kingdom (2680–2181 BC), which were an elaboration of the predynastic burial-pit and mound form. The typical mastaba was generally rectangular in plan with a flat roof and inward-sloping walls, built of brick and faced with limestone slabs.

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mastaba. Ancient Egyptian mausoleum, the exterior of which has battered sides, a flat roof, and is otherwise plain. The tomb-chamber was cut far underground. The step-pyramid at Saqqara evolved from a mastaba form.

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