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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 1635 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 319 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 260 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 223 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 356 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 207 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 245 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 187 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 180 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 340 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 378 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 250 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 228 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 268 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 362 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 212 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 243 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 261 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 216 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 310 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 407 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 345 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 287 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 351 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 266 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 262 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 225 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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