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DUNE Wrote:
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> Thanks for that info Lee,
> The dates do seem in line with the preceding
> pyramids, as for why a Mastaba and not a pyramid,
> i was wondering if it was due to his short reign
> of around or 6 or 7 years, some say even less.

Yeah, this is what they say. But Userkaf, his presumed successor, supposedly only ruled 7yrs as well yet he had no problem building a pyramid as well as all the accompanying structures:

Estimated at originally 161ft tall:


Mortuary temple with basalt flooring like Khufu:


Entrance to the adjacent Queen's pyramid with G1 style entrance:


> Looking at a schematic of its build plan its
> entrance seems a lot like most other pyramid
> entrances , maybe he kicked the bucket way too
> soon and whoever was in charge decided it a whole
> lot easy'er to finish the job as a Mastaba .
>


Some Egyptologists suggest he modelled it after a "Buto shrine", but this seems pretty superficial. What you are proposing makes sense and it is hard to find a direct parallel in earlier large mastabas like those at Meidum and Beit Khallaf which all things considered the interior of this mastaba does seem to belong with the Giza and later group.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1903 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 364 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 273 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 407 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 325 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 267 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 274 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 274 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 318 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 297 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 239 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 239 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 245 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 236 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 284 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 267 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 230 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 407 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 262 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 426 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 264 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 292 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 239 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 279 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 317 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 336 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 276 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 405 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 254 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 289 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 269 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 315 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 361 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 243 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 261 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 558 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 399 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 259 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 429 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 397 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 314 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 321 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 282 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 271 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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