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What is the difference between Mastaba and Pyramid?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Apr 01, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Aug 30, 2019

Mastaba and Pyramid are both ancient sites in Egypt. A mastaba is a type of tomb for burying the dead. It was commonly used in Ancient Egypt. It is in the form of a flat-roofed, rectangular structure. It is made out of mud bricks or stones.

Mastaba and Pyramid are both ancient sites in Egypt. A mastaba is a type of tomb for burying the
A pyramid, on the other hand, is triangular. Pyramids have pointed roof. It is used for burying dead Pharaohs and the ruling class in Egypt. Pyramids are also seen in Sudan, Canary Islands and in China. Pyramids have survived for a more extended period compared to Mastabas.

 

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W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Jul 23, 2019

Mastaba and Pyramid can both be seen in Egypt that some people may think that they mean the same thing. They are different from each other. The mastaba is known as an Egyptian tomb. This is made out of different bricks and stones to make sure that the body that will be placed on the inside will remain safe.

Mastaba and Pyramid can both be seen in Egypt that some people may think that they mean the same
The pyramid is also known to be a tomb for the pharaohs of Egypt but the shape is much different. The mastaba is known to be a bit rectangular while the pyramid is known to be a bit triangular in shape. Take note that only those who were considered to be the elite people of Egypt were permitted to be buried in the mastaba or the pyramid.

 

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