Mastabas were rectangular mud-brick tombs with a flat roof and sloping sides. They actually resembled an Egyptian village house. The word "mastaba" is Arabic for "bench," which is what these tombs looked like. Although kings early in Egyptian history were buried in elaborate mastabas, these tombs were mostly used for non-royal burials of important people. Most people were simply buried in a pit dug from the sand.
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