of section and plan of an Egyptian tomb and super-structure
(mastaba) of the Pyramid Age.
P. - Burial
shaft filled with rubble.
G. - Burial chamber containing the coffin (CO), closed by
a stone slab
M. - Rubble mound of the mastaba, enclosed by a stone retaining
C. - The court of offerings, surrounded and roofed by slabs
of stone ®.
S. - A chamber (serdab) made of large slabs of stone, and
containging a statue of the deceased. The large slab (H) is
perforated to permit communication to be made between the
statue and the court of offerings.
T. - Table of offerings.
From Human History by G.Elliot Smith