Wistman Posted May 5, 2020 #376 Share Posted May 5, 2020 15 hours ago, Thanos5150 said: Abu Roash has its own dating problems, which Zawyet El Aryan must have been built around the same time, and both in some form are argued to predate the 4th Dynasty. I agree and as others, including some Egyptologists, do not believe either were pyramids. Regardless, the unusual "sarcophagi", also referred to as a "tank" or "vat", is thought by some Egyptologists to have been added after the fact made out of one of the foundation blocks which given the superstructure above it was never added, most likely there was never meant to be one, there is no reason to believe there was ever a burial there. Regarding the "sarcophagus", Barsanti did not think it was such but rather "a libation vessel whose lid served as an offering table". The lid was plastered to the oval tank and when removed was empty except for a black sludge of sorts. Out of curiosity, was the black sludge ever analyzed? 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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