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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 1745 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 283 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 240 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 376 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 286 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 265 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 253 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 200 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 205 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 223 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 395 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 233 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 264 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 232 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 283 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 299 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 377 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 225 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 234 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 209 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 218 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 328 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 215 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 220 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 440 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 334 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 267 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 277 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 289 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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