: an Egyptian tomb of the time of the Memphite dynasties that is oblong in shape with sloping sides and a flat roof
Examples of mastaba in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude pose in front of an image representing the future work 'The mastaba of Abu Dhabi,' on July 20, 2007 in Saint-Paul de Vence, France.
Time, 1 June 2020 Located in the Saqqara necropolis in the ancient city of Memphis, some 30 km south of Cairo, the step pyramid is made up of six mastabas (rectangular structures) stacked on top of each other.
Hatem Maher, ABC News, 5 Mar. 2020 Standing about 65 feet tall and weighing 500 tons, the mastaba will be anchored to one spot but will still bob up and down.
Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2018
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