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Ahatmose wrote:

> ... 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 ....

They vary in size. Khafre's pyramid has a subsidiary chamber whose purpose Lehner says is 'not entirely clear. It may have been a serdab chamber, equivalent to the mis-named 'Queen's Chamber' in the Great Pyramid ... ' It measures 10.41 x 3.12 m, h. 2.61 m.' (123).

Reisner mentions that a -
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pillared hall, with three N-S rows of four pillars each; entered from east by door in middle, leads to (c) on north and south; long serdab in thickness of wall; 11.55 x 8.1 m.; (Giza Necropolis 1, Ch 7, p 270)

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

Image of Djoser's ka statue peering through the slit in his serdab

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Ka chapels (hwt k3) date from the Old and Middle Kingdoms and earlier. Originally, the term referred to royal mortuary complexes and elite tombs, even to the inaccessible statue chamber (serdab) within the latter. By the 6th Dynasty “ka chapels” could be relatively small buildings, separate from the tomb, and built in the precincts of provincial (and central?) temples. (Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt, Bard, 110 (David O’Connor))

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