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Tarkhan Tomb 2038

(a palace facade tomb)

Date: First Dynasty (king Den) (about 3000 BC)

Two possible reconstructions for tomb 2038. The colouring is based on parallels found at Saqqara.


  • Pottery types 8f, 11b, 27p, 56o, 59g, 75v, 94l
  • 4 unbaked models of granaries


Plan of the mastaba published by Petrie 1914: pl. XVIII.


background information to this kind of tomb


Measurements of the mastaba: 32.13 x 12.95 m
Material: mud brick


Petrie 1914: 3-5, pl. XV, XVIII


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