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Word of the Day: Mastaba

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Mastaba: An ancient Egyptian tomb rectangular shape with sloping sides and a flat roof. A Mastaba consists of an underground burial chamber with rooms above it for offerings. Mastaba’s, also known as Stepped Pyramids,  were one of the first known pyramids.

This is the Pyramid of Djoser by Imhotep. The architect, Imhotep, was the royal builder for King Djoser of the Third Dynasty. He was not only the inventor of the first pyramid but served also as the Pharoah’s chancellor and the high priest of the sun god. After his death, many Egyptians viewed him as a god and often inflated his accomplishments. Imhotep is the first known artist in recorded history.

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This entry was posted on May 5, 2014 by in Egyptian, Ellis, Word of the Day and tagged , , .

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