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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 2338 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 378 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 353 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 417 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 499 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 353 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 319 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 347 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 335 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 381 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 316 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 350 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 339 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 324 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 334 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 315 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 361 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 318 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 353 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 315 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 351 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 371 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 314 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 393 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 367 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 324 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 350 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 377 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 405 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 380 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 336 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 332 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 410 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 446 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 486 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 321 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 324 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 325 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 368 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 361 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 407 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 355 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 398 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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