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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> Interesting that no one
> has a clue what the satellite pyramid was for and
> seems all told quite out of place as if it were
> inserted after the fact.

A satellite pyramid served the same purpose as the main pyramid: The interment of the deceased person. The body in the main pyramid, and the bodily fluids - removed during the embalming process - in the satellite. The Ba in the main pyramid, the Ka in the satellite. (This is my conclusion after researching the topic).

We see the same system/relationship much later in 1) tombs - and 2) what egyptologists call embalmers caches.

> Though no one really knows for sure, these boats
> are equated to the later Aten ("solar barque")
> which the pharaoh/RE is to ride east to west
> across the vault of the sky along the path of the
> sun.

Described in the PT, so not that much later. And as you write - we have boat pits from the 2nd dynasty.

> It seems in reality there was no rhyme or reason
> to the orientation of the boat pits nor does it
> make much sense why a pharaoh would need 5 boats
> in which poor Menkaure had none.

Altenmuller explains the rhyme and reason for four of the boats in some detail.

I would like to add to Altenmuller┬┤s explanation by postulating that the fifth boat was to be used by the Ka.

The four Solar Barques - with Re and the Ba - navigated one route, and the Ka in its boat navigated another. They met in the sky and the Ba and Ka united into an Akh.

This is the mechanics of the afterlife and we should expect to find it to some degree, depending on available resources, in all burials of royalty and nobility. And later - of all people.

Menkaure┬┤s boats are either not yet found, or his burial goods contained models of the boats.


Morten

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G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 1798 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 260 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 239 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 284 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 367 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 244 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 211 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 228 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 222 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 252 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 204 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 224 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 237 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 222 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 216 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 207 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 240 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 214 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 232 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 201 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 222 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 249 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 199 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 204 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 241 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 219 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 221 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 259 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 270 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 243 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 224 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 230 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 253 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 309 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 266 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 220 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 215 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 214 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 259 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 248 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 281 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 224 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 278 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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