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Welcome to the website of MastaBase!

With the Leiden Mastaba Study Group, we are working to provide online access to the original MastaBase (published in 2008 on CD-ROM). Searchable data of 337 Old Kingdom private tombs containing ‘scenes of daily life’ will be available through this website.

For now, we have uploaded the data as it exists on the CD-ROM, without proper Search, Statistics and Texts functions. Currently, Rutger Duistermaat and Nicky van de Beek are working to create a new, online, fully functioning database. Until that time, the indexes of tombs, codes, museum numbers, etc. can be viewed online.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicky van de Beek or René van Walsem.