- an ancient Egyptian tomb made of mud brick, rectangular in plan with sloping sides and a flat roof.
- (in Islamic countries) a fixed bench, especially one of stone.
Origin of mastaba
Related Words for mastabamonolith, tomb, shrine, edifice, memorial, obelisk, tribute, cairn, cenotaph, mastaba
Examples from the Web for mastaba
Historical Examples of mastaba
At El Kab they have been already mentioned as occurring in mastaba wells.El Kab
We have thus explored, with Mariette, the outside of the mastaba.
There is an example of this in a mastaba at Gizeh (Fig. 120).
The interior of a mastaba is composed of three parts—the chamber, the serdab, and the well.
It may seem that in considering the mastaba before the pyramid we have reversed the natural order.
- a mudbrick superstructure above tombs in ancient Egypt from which the pyramid developed