Diagrams to represent a plan and a section of
Protodynastic Egyptian grave. (S) the stairs leading to the
burial chamber, the roof of logs of wood, upon which is a mound
of rubble (M) kept in position by a retaining wall of mud-brick.
On the face of the superstructure, looking towards the Nile,
there were niches for false doors and sometimes stela, and there
was an area (C) enclosed by a low wall (ENC). (After A.C. Mace,
Human History by G. Elliot Smith