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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pyramids of Giza, Desert, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2575-2150 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2575--2150en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T16:20:40Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T16:20:40Z
dc.date.issued-2575--2150en_US
dc.identifier208795en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 748en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116675
dc.descriptionDetail showing the remains of mastaba tombs, located south of the Pyramid of Khufu, depicting tight fitting blocks; Numerous burials of private individuals, many of whom had held office in the Giza necropolis during their lifetimes, are associated with the royal burials. These mastabas and rock-cut tombs were gifts from the king in return for loyal service and may have been constructed by royal craftsmen. The original mastaba fields lying to the west, south and east of the Great Pyramids were laid out in regular lines, but later cemeteries grew up more haphazardly. Most of the tombs conform to a standard plan comprising a storeroom, an offering room and a burial chamber; a chapel in the superstructure contained one or more offering stelae by means of which the deceased and members of his family could enjoy sustenance in the next world. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumrock; stone; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titlePyramid complex of Giza; Mastaba and Rock-cut Tombsen_US
dc.title.alternativeNecropolis of Giza; Mastaba and Rock-cut Tombsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-G-4-C4en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemastaba (tomb)en_US
vra.worktypenecropolis (cemetery form)en_US
vra.worktyperock-cut tomben_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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