• No, close but not the same. "A mastaba (picture 1) was a flat-roofed, mud brick, rectangular building with sloping sides that marked the burial site of many eminent Egyptians of Egypt's ancient period... Source: When they added another layer or layers, a step pyramid was developed. Later those pyramids became step-less and are the ones that are the most monumental and well-known. Step pyramids on the other hand, (pictures 2 and 3)are also present in many other civilizations, Mesopotamian, Mayan, Aztec, etc. Here is a good site that explains that process as well:

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