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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 1957 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 286 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 259 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 306 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 390 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 269 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 229 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 247 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 242 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 284 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 230 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 244 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 257 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 241 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 238 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 228 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 266 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 232 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 260 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 226 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 247 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 270 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 219 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 224 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 266 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 235 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 259 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 282 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 292 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 274 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 245 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 245 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 275 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 338 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 311 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 239 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 234 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 233 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 280 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 268 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 315 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 267 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 304 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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