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Meydum, Mastaba of Nefermaat and Atet (no. 16)

(4th Dynasty, time of Snefru - about 2600 BC)

the mastaba was first excavated 1871-1872 by Auguste Mariette
1892 Petrie tried unsuccessfully to locate the tomb chamber
1900 Petrie, Wainwright and Mackay found the chamber empty

measurements: 120 x 68 m (8160 square metres)

the mastaba was built in several steps | Nefermaat - who was he? | notes on the decoration | Atet - who was she ?



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