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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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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.


Your last paragraph is bang on the money, logically.

If the Pyramid is indeed a symbolic structure then the symbolism is not compromised by a lack of physical body.

Where most go wrong is the term Tomb itself. It is in fact just a simplification of entombed.

Cenotaph doesn't do it either.

Pyramid does.

Warwick

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If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 6478 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 01:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 858 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 02:55
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 1109 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 14:50
The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 763 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 23:29
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 564 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 00:20
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 507 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 01:03
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 502 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 01:30
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 632 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 04:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 677 Hanslune 24-Jul-17 04:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 693 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 05:32
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 556 MDaines 24-Jul-17 11:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 617 Thunderbird 24-Jul-17 15:14
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 498 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 20:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 441 M. J. Thomas 24-Jul-17 21:48
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 566 Thunderbird 25-Jul-17 03:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 576 Martin Stower 24-Jul-17 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 668 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 23:32
Gods do not need tombs 548 Juha 24-Jul-17 20:05
Re: Gods do not need tombs 521 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 21:45
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 454 Thanos5150 15-Feb-18 20:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 378 Martin Stower 16-Feb-18 12:01
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 329 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 16:38
a brief summary 317 Warwick 16-Feb-18 22:20
Re: a brief summary 312 cladking 16-Feb-18 22:43
Re: a brief summary 337 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 22:57
Re: a brief summary 346 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 05:24
Re: a brief summary 326 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:12
Re: a brief summary 260 cladking 17-Feb-18 17:42
Re: a brief summary 240 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 17:46
Re: a brief summary 263 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:34
Re: a brief summary 289 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:52
Re: a brief summary 279 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 16:32
Re: a brief summary 270 Martin Stower 18-Feb-18 17:01
Re: a brief summary 295 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:25
Re: a brief summary 285 M. J. Thomas 17-Feb-18 18:51
Re: a brief summary 312 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:31
Re: a brief summary 307 M. J. Thomas 18-Feb-18 18:56
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 319 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 07:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 285 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 15:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 291 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:02
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 299 Mike D 17-Feb-18 12:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 327 Morten 17-Feb-18 18:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 262 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 272 sfbey 17-Feb-18 19:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 268 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 20:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 274 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 262 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:31
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 248 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:36
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 260 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 292 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 266 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 269 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 272 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 267 sfbey 18-Feb-18 17:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 267 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 20:38
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 300 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 275 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 324 charly 18-Feb-18 10:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 271 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 14:00
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 250 cladking 18-Feb-18 14:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 603 Thanos5150 19-Feb-18 17:08
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 309 Morten 17-Feb-18 19:25
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 297 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:59
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 323 Pirone 25-Feb-18 08:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 278 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 17:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 301 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 18:11
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 292 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 18:20
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 345 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 20:26
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 403 Pirone 02-Mar-18 19:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? ... Thank you 319 SallyA 27-Jun-18 23:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 252 Thanos5150 05-Jun-18 02:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 280 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-18 03:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 220 Warwick 06-Jun-18 16:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 249 cladking 06-Jun-18 17:47
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 264 Origyptian 07-Jun-18 03:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 234 cladking 07-Jun-18 14:11
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Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 218 cladking 07-Jun-18 19:28
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 218 SallyA 27-Jun-18 22:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 240 Thanos5150 07-Jun-18 02:16


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