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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 1949 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 377 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 322 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 287 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 417 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 335 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 279 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 284 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 329 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 307 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 254 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 250 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 266 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 295 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 277 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 239 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 417 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 270 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 436 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 275 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 301 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 326 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 347 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 284 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 415 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 234 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 262 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 296 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 323 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 284 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 290 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 369 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 275 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 575 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 410 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 268 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 461 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 318 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 408 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 325 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 332 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 296 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 283 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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