MastaBase preview

Pending further funding opportunities, we have placed a preview online of the MastaBase as it appeared on CD-ROM in 2008. In it you will find the tomb that kickstarted the Leiden Mastaba Project in 1998, the mastaba chapel of Hetepherakhet, once located at Saqqara, now housed in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. You can read a little bit more about the mastaba in this article. Also, a legend explaining the main and sub themes employed in our database is provided, and the font used in order to view the transliterations.

So far, the efforts of the Leiden Mastaba Study group, established in 2014, have been fully voluntary. Mehen has provided the first generous donation to start the work of placing the complete database freely available online, but we will need additional funding in order to proceed with this project. For suggestions about funding opportunities, please contact us at

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