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The roo fs bein g inclined vault s o f type d l , one course thick. wit h sto nes used 10 fill the gaps between th e bric ks. 5cm may be quo te d fro m to mb m R. I. 194 187. 188. 189. 190 . 19 1. 192. 19 3. 194. Ntw bt rr r , P, E. , 8 t''' ' HaJa" . I, Pl. X XII. Arn old. f: d ie A rchir" kr"r. r , H. J d t' Q oJ tt-Jh, passim. , 8. , 27. r, H.. Prlrnt'1frlIbt'r ~m TQ tr,. ,rm~1 df:J N rr 'J<'rt't. r s rr. Ibid.. 19. 40 Dashur. The gro up of Twelfth Dynasty mastabas which lie to the North of th e pyr amid of Sesostris ID seem to have used brick vaults for th e roofing o f the passages to th e burial chambers.
153 . E. g. th e t o m b of Haishtef at Saq qa ra , above, page 27 . 1 54. I SS. 156. 157. 1 5 8. 159 . 1 60. , 9 and Fro n tispiece. ibid. , 1 S. , Tell E d[OIl, I (19 3 7 ), 25 ·3 3. , 26 . tma. , 25 -58, & Ill, 1· 6 0. ; II ,(1 9 3 8), 177 -80. 32 i bid. , IlJ (1 9 39), 7-9 . ,I1I (19 39),3 1-2,&fig. 17. XX IV . , Matmar, To m b Re gist e rs. , M ostagedda, I'l. L XlIl. Bru nton, G. XI X. Mand , R. and My e rs. H. , Ce meter ies of Arman t, 20 . E. and Lout, W. , Cemeteries of A by d os, III .
In some cases these mastaba s have th eir shafts reverted wit h brickwo rk. xfore inte resting, from the pOIII I of view o f the brick co nstr uction. is th e freque nt use of the co rbel va ult to co ver the pn or burial. Som e of the corbels are small and rou nded. im itating the po t-burials which are com mo n at this period. There are also some graves which use a tru e vault ove r the buri al inst ead of corbelling . \: 645, 134 TIle maslaba superstruc ture has outer walls bu ilt on a foundation layer of b ricks on edge.
Brick Architecture in Ancient Egypt by A. J. Spencer