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1. Ceremonial causeway

2. The crude interior

3. Enormous mastaba

4. Inside the mastaba


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Inside the mastaba

Inside the huge mastaba at Meidum, Egypt

Some of the tombs of the mastaba can be entered, but there is today little to see and impress you. As a matter of fact, you should try to fit in a visit to the National Museum in Cairo, room 32, where the painted stucco "Geese of Meidum" is exhibited. This, and many other fine 4th Dynasty paintings, come from the mastaba.
Apart from the effect the narrow walls have on you, the main attraction inside the mastaba is the sarcophagus.
Inside the huge mastaba at Meidum, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen