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Quote from Hawass:
The southern tomb of the Pyramid Complex of Djoser is a prototype of the Old Kingdom Satellite Pyramids. The reliefs on the panels in Djoser's southern tomb represent the king wearing the white Crown and running holding the flail. These scenes in the southern tomb can be interpreted as representations of the sed festival. 16
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Therefore I propose a new theory on the function of the Satellite Pyramid: that it was used
as a changing room for the ritual of the sed festivaI.


The first part of the quote is on the right track as to the purpose of the satellite pyramids.
But the last part is a poor interpretation of what is shown in the three reliefs.

The southern reliefs show the King's 'run' in the Sed Festival with glyphs for the two halves of the sky and the three markers for the end of the run.

The southern tomb thus represents a place in the southern sky that marks the end of the 'run' across the sky.
The most likely place is the Belt stars as we see these in the centre of Senenmut's ceiling depicting the two halves of the sky.

The satellite pyramid was normally placed south of the main pyramid and was enclosed within the perimeter wall.
The perimeter wall and its contents represented the whole cosmos in the Sed Festival with its northern and southern halves of the sky.

Regarding G1-d in particular, this is less clear as it was outside the perimeter wall and was not on the south side.

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G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 2459 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 404 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 381 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 451 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 530 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 379 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 345 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 377 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 363 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 410 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 342 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 376 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 365 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 351 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 362 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 341 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 388 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 344 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 381 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 341 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 377 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 400 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 341 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 466 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 399 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 351 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 377 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 402 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 437 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 406 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 365 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 360 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 497 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 477 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 526 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 347 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 390 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 363 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 394 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 390 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 440 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 383 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 426 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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