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Pyramid Substructure

Under the step pyramid is a labyrinth of tunneled chambers and galleries that total nearly 6 km in length and connect to a central shaft 7 m square and 28 m deep.[12] These spaces provide room for the king’s burial, the burial of family members, and the storage of goods and offerings.[13] The entrance to the 28 m shaft was built on the north side of the pyramid, a trend that would remain throughout the Old Kingdom.[13] The sides of the underground passages are limestone inlaid with blue faience tile to replicate reed matting. These “palace façade” walls are further decorated by panels decorated in low relief that show the king participating in the Heb-sed.[13] Together these chambers constitute the funerary apartment that mimicked the palace and would serve as the living place of the royal ka.[10] On the east side of the pyramid eleven shafts 32 m deep were constructed and annexed to horizontal tunnels for the royal harem (The existence of this "harem" is debated).[10] These were incorporated into the preexisting substructure as it expanded eastward. In the storerooms along here over 40,000 stone vessels were found, many of which predate Djoser.[5] These would have served Djoser’s visceral needs in the afterlife. An extensive network of underground galleries was located to the north, west and south of the central burial chamber and crude horizontal magazines were carved into these.[7]

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Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 428 Scott Creighton 01-Feb-12 18:39
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 149 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 05:35
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 159 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 13:38
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 152 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 14:11
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 160 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 14:29
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 156 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 14:53
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 170 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 15:20
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 161 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 15:31
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 163 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 16:01
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 165 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 16:27
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 150 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 16:48
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 166 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 16:59
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 145 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 17:19
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 148 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 17:35
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 132 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 17:54
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 129 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 18:07
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 222 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 18:25
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 112 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 19:02
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 154 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 19:12
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 146 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 19:31
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 151 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 21:39
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 127 Scott Creighton 02-Feb-12 19:56
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 158 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 22:08
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 176 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 00:04
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 147 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 00:14
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 137 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 00:25
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 160 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 00:36
Re: Finding a starting point 154 Thunderbird 03-Feb-12 00:52
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 136 Audrey 03-Feb-12 02:41
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 91 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 02:47
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 138 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 02:54
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 106 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 10:02
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 156 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 16:57
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 92 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 17:43
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 132 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 18:13
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 149 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 18:20
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 148 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 18:28
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 155 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 19:11
BREAKING NEWS 145 Spiros 02-Feb-12 20:35
Re: BREAKING NEWS 142 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 22:12
Re: BREAKING NEWS 143 Spiros 02-Feb-12 22:40
Re: BREAKING NEWS 173 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 22:45
Re: BREAKING NEWS 164 Spiros 03-Feb-12 13:06
Re: BREAKING NEWS 159 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 20:26
addendum 173 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 21:13
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 144 cladking 03-Feb-12 00:52
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 165 Audrey 03-Feb-12 03:23
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 156 Ahatmose 03-Feb-12 03:37
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 160 Audrey 03-Feb-12 05:36
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 217 Spiros 02-Feb-12 15:13
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 153 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 15:50
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 153 Spiros 02-Feb-12 20:55
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 124 Ahatmose 02-Feb-12 15:53
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 177 Gary Osborn 02-Feb-12 16:01
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 148 Spiros 02-Feb-12 19:58
the 727 AD alignment 137 Spiros 02-Feb-12 20:17
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 268 NetWorkAngel 03-Feb-12 04:49
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 151 Audrey 03-Feb-12 05:44
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 268 NetWorkAngel 03-Feb-12 05:48
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 171 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 12:35
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 146 Chris Jordan 03-Feb-12 13:13
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 168 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 14:43
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 184 Chris Jordan 03-Feb-12 18:12
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 145 Scott Creighton 03-Feb-12 18:50
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 161 Chris Jordan 03-Feb-12 19:30
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 137 Chris Jordan 04-Feb-12 19:24
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 188 Lothur 03-Feb-12 19:50
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 174 PsycheDelia Smith 03-Feb-12 21:10
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 171 Lothur 04-Feb-12 01:22
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 161 Scott Creighton 04-Feb-12 15:14
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 179 Lothur 04-Feb-12 16:28
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 150 Audrey 04-Feb-12 06:39
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 152 Scott Creighton 04-Feb-12 12:06
Re: RVT vs Standard seed/grain storage. 192 Lothur 04-Feb-12 16:25
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 156 Morten 04-Feb-12 03:59
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 166 Scott Creighton 04-Feb-12 14:47
The Dialogue of Ipuur 138 Morten 04-Feb-12 18:25
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 142 Scott Creighton 04-Feb-12 18:34
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 173 Morten 04-Feb-12 19:05
Exploratory or argumentative? 173 drrayeye 04-Feb-12 22:46
Re: Exploratory or argumentative? 141 Morten 05-Feb-12 11:02
Re: Exploratory or argumentative? 159 drrayeye 05-Feb-12 13:28
Re: Exploratory or argumentative? 178 Thunderbird 05-Feb-12 18:27
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 146 Gary Osborn 04-Feb-12 23:31
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 157 magisterchessmutt 05-Feb-12 02:46
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 163 Gary Osborn 05-Feb-12 14:29
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 154 magisterchessmutt 05-Feb-12 17:46
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 248 Gary Osborn 05-Feb-12 17:52
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 107 Morten 05-Feb-12 10:39
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 189 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-12 14:48
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 144 Gary Osborn 05-Feb-12 16:07
Re: The Dialogue of Ipuur 365 cladking 05-Feb-12 16:59
Pocket Fisherman ... 183 jnisbet 04-Feb-12 08:38
Re: Pocket Fisherman ... 144 Scott Creighton 04-Feb-12 15:00
On second thought .... 143 Ahatmose 05-Feb-12 02:05
Re: On second thought .... 156 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-12 13:27
Re: On second thought .... 194 jnisbet 05-Feb-12 13:34
Re: On second thought .... 161 Ahatmose 05-Feb-12 13:45
Re: On second thought .... 168 jnisbet 05-Feb-12 14:33
Re: On second thought .... 149 Ahatmose 05-Feb-12 14:47
Re: On second thought .... 103 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-12 14:53
Re: On second thought .... 165 Ahatmose 05-Feb-12 15:38
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 161 LonelyAngel 05-Feb-12 16:39
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 143 Gary Osborn 05-Feb-12 17:30
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 141 Glanymor1948 05-Feb-12 20:30
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 180 Scott Creighton 06-Feb-12 11:17
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 147 Audrey 11-Feb-12 19:53
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 159 Gary Osborn 11-Feb-12 22:05
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 153 Ahatmose 11-Feb-12 23:48
Re: What if they were not Egyptians? 135 Thunderbird 12-Feb-12 02:46
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 129 Scott Creighton 13-Feb-12 00:02
Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 165 cladking 22-Feb-12 22:45
Re: Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 115 Scott Creighton 23-Feb-12 11:12
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 170 Drewski 23-Feb-12 10:48
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 173 Scott Creighton 23-Feb-12 23:58
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 128 Drewski 24-Feb-12 01:15
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 118 Scott Creighton 24-Feb-12 10:50
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 169 BethSwiss 24-Feb-12 11:16
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 146 Gary Osborn 24-Feb-12 12:15
Re: Introducing the Pyramid 'Recovery Vault Theory' (RVT) 159 BethSwiss 24-Feb-12 17:48
Form follows function, etc. ... 175 jnisbet 26-Feb-12 05:08


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