> This pyramid is attributed by Egyptologists to have been built
> during the reign of the 5th pharaoh of the 1st Dynasty King
> Anedjib c. 2,900BC, though I submit more like c. 3,300BC or
Mastaba Tomb S 3038, by definition, is not a ”pyramid”. While S 3038 may have served as an inspiration to Imhotep, this phase of the rectangular mud brick, three-sided, eight-stepped burial tumulus (mound) of Nebetka/Nebitka is, while adequately unique, a mastaba tomb.
Originally thought to be a mastaba, consensus now
> suggests it was built as a stepped pyramid that underwent
> several expansions during construction. It is oriented to the
> cardinal points [snip]
It appears that you are confusing the phase construction sequence of Djoser’s Step Pyramid (your above second image) with that of Mastaba Tomb 3038. What consensus? The structure is not ”oriented to the cardinal points” [refer image below]:
> and was built with a mud brick core, expanded
> with locally quarried stone, and faced with dressed limestone.
The mastaba contained no ”locally quarried stone”, nor was it “”faced with dressed limestone”; rather it was constructed of sand, gravel, and mud brick.
> The backside and interior have features displaying the
> characteristic Mesopotamian palace facade architecture most
> notably associated with early Dynastic Egypt. Palace facade
> architecture originated with the pre-Sumerian Ubaid culture
> before 4,000BC who also were the first to build stepped
> Post Edited (14-Aug-14 16:46)
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