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Quote from Hawass:
The southern tomb of the Pyramid Complex of Djoser is a prototype of the Old Kingdom Satellite Pyramids. The reliefs on the panels in Djoser's southern tomb represent the king wearing the white Crown and running holding the flail. These scenes in the southern tomb can be interpreted as representations of the sed festival. 16
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Therefore I propose a new theory on the function of the Satellite Pyramid: that it was used
as a changing room for the ritual of the sed festivaI.


The first part of the quote is on the right track as to the purpose of the satellite pyramids.
But the last part is a poor interpretation of what is shown in the three reliefs.

The southern reliefs show the King's 'run' in the Sed Festival with glyphs for the two halves of the sky and the three markers for the end of the run.

The southern tomb thus represents a place in the southern sky that marks the end of the 'run' across the sky.
The most likely place is the Belt stars as we see these in the centre of Senenmut's ceiling depicting the two halves of the sky.

The satellite pyramid was normally placed south of the main pyramid and was enclosed within the perimeter wall.
The perimeter wall and its contents represented the whole cosmos in the Sed Festival with its northern and southern halves of the sky.

Regarding G1-d in particular, this is less clear as it was outside the perimeter wall and was not on the south side.

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G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 1961 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 392 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 248 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 285 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 [?] 229 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 267 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 236 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 260 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 283 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 312 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 234 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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