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As noted, Sekhemkhet was never buried inside his pyramid which, again, begs the question if not in his pyramid then where? Sekhemkhet was the successor of Djoser (Netjerikhet). If we look at the Saqqara pyramid complex there are actually two tombs, one of which, the "south tomb", is nowhere near "inside/below" the pyramid:

But rather found adjacent to the outskirt of a large walled courtyard. The south tomb was believed to have been finished first and is in many ways identical to that found below the pyramid. Some Egyptologists think this was actually Djoser's true burial chamber, yet at the very least we have a 2nd burial chamber directly associated with the pharaoh not actually in the pyramid, perhaps a link from the actual tomb to the symbolic one under the pyramid.

Sekhemkhet is a cautionary tale, among several other notable pyramids and large mastabas suggested to have "never been completed" (often only because they never contained burial), in that, not lost on the pharaoh no doubt, there was no guarantee he would live to see his pyramid "tomb" completed. Before a pharaoh even came to power, when they were still a prince, not even sure if they would live to be pharaoh one day, a tomb would have been built. An example of this would be a large mastaba at Giza attributed to Khafre. Upon becoming pharaoh it is likely another tomb was planned (or the existing one enlarged) and built more deserving of his new found station, yet again one that would have been separate from pyramid construction as again-they had no idea if they would live long enough to see it completed. It is unthinkable that Sekhemkhet, for example, despite his pyramid being uncompleted would have been buried there anyways and regardless there is no evidence if only to the contrary he ever was. So where was his real tomb?

To continue from the OP, all things considered there is no reason to believe pyramids were ever meant to inter an actual body. The pyramid did not need to be the tomb as this was not its purpose, but rather to serve as the "resurrection machine" to carry the pharaoh's soul to the stars. It does not matter if his body was buried there or not as his actual tomb and the pyramid's were symbolically linked. The empty sarcophagi inside was the "cenotaph" for the king's soul with his physical body buried elsewhere.



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Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 641 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 23:32
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Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 429 Thanos5150 15-Feb-18 20:35
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