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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 1356 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 261 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 192 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 178 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 295 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 215 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 153 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 171 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 184 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 143 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 150 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 147 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 184 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 131 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 136 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 243 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 146 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 304 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 304 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 131 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 147 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 137 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 192 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 145 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 252 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 150 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 309 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 210 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 280 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 164 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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