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DUNE Wrote:
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> Thanks for that info Lee,
> The dates do seem in line with the preceding
> pyramids, as for why a Mastaba and not a pyramid,
> i was wondering if it was due to his short reign
> of around or 6 or 7 years, some say even less.

Yeah, this is what they say. But Userkaf, his presumed successor, supposedly only ruled 7yrs as well yet he had no problem building a pyramid as well as all the accompanying structures:

Estimated at originally 161ft tall:


Mortuary temple with basalt flooring like Khufu:


Entrance to the adjacent Queen's pyramid with G1 style entrance:


> Looking at a schematic of its build plan its
> entrance seems a lot like most other pyramid
> entrances , maybe he kicked the bucket way too
> soon and whoever was in charge decided it a whole
> lot easy'er to finish the job as a Mastaba .
>


Some Egyptologists suggest he modelled it after a "Buto shrine", but this seems pretty superficial. What you are proposing makes sense and it is hard to find a direct parallel in earlier large mastabas like those at Meidum and Beit Khallaf which all things considered the interior of this mastaba does seem to belong with the Giza and later group.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1421 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 271 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 208 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 191 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 311 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 226 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 181 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 230 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 194 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 162 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 268 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 157 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 323 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 166 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 153 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 316 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 144 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 161 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 157 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 263 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 337 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 287 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 226 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 201 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 294 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 221 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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