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... suggested by the existence of a corbelled niche, 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) high, on the east wall of the chamber, which may once have held such a statue.

This is, in a nutshell, total drivel.

Never any proof, always may have or could have or suggested by ...

Well the simple mathematics of the size of the niche tells a different story. So why is that story wrong ?

Actually don't bother to answer that. I have heard it all before.

Give one example where there was a niche for The Ka that would rival this in size. Just one ....

.... On the east side of the mastaba, architects placed two offering niches where the living could make offerings ...

or

... A stone sarcophagus, decorated with the palace façade motif similar to the older superstructures, rested in a niche in the west wall. A canopic chest—the name given to the container holding the mummified lungs, liver, stomach, and intestines—lay buried in a niche either on the south or southeast wall. Egyptians employed elaborate measures to thwart tomb robbers, such as filling the tunnel with rubble after the burial or inserting large blocking stones. These precautions were largely unsuccessful. Nearly all of the Old Kingdom mastabas were robbed in antiquity. ....

Maybe I missed the part where the statue of The Ka was placed in a niche ...



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