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The Prince Kawab, Oldest Son Of Khufu

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The mastaba of prince Kawab is situated in the first row of the Eastern Cemetery at Giza. It takes the first and best place in the four rows of double mastabas directly behind the queens' pyramids, that of the queen mother Hetepheres, and that of queen Meretyotes, most probably Kawab's mother. At Giza the double mastabas of the descendants of Khufu were each built by joining two separate mastabas into one of double size with a continuous casing on the east and west fronts. The cult niches were each cut near the southern corner of the twin mastabas. Thus there is a clear distinction between conventional mastabas, with two niches to the south and to the north, and these twin mastabas.

Keywords: Giza; Khufu; Prince Kawab



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