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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 2310 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 368 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 345 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 406 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 488 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 345 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 310 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 340 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 328 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 372 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 308 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 340 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 331 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 317 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 326 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 306 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 353 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 309 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 345 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 306 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 341 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 360 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 306 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 378 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 352 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 314 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 342 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 366 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 395 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 370 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 327 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 323 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 388 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 437 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 476 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 313 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 314 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 316 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 358 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 352 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 400 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 346 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 389 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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