Qakare Ibi was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh during the early First Intermediate Period and the 14th ruler of the Eighth Dynasty. As such Qakare Ibi's seat of power was Memphis and he did not hold power over all of Egypt. Qakare Ibi is one of the best attested pharaohs of the Eighth Dynasty due to the discovery of his small pyramid in South Saqqara. Qakare Ibi is attested on the 56th entry of the Abydos King List, a king list, redacted some 900 years after the First Intermediate Period during the reign of Seti I. According to Kim Ryholt's latest reconstruction of the Turin canon, another king list compiled in the Ramesside era, Qakare Ibi is attested there on column 5, line 10; the Turin canon further indicates that he reigned for "2 years, 1 month and 1 day". The only other attestion for Qakare Ibi is his pyramid in South Saqqara. Qakare Ibi was buried in a small pyramid at Saqqara-South, it was discovered by Karl Richard Lepsius in the 19th century who listed it as the number XL in his pioneering list of pyramids.
The pyramid was excavated from 1929 until 1931 by Gustave Jéquier. Ibi's pyramid is the last built in Saqqara, located to the northeast of Shepseskaf's tomb and near the causeway of the pyramid of Pepi II, it is similar in plan and decorations to the pyramids of the queens of Pepi II, the last great pharaoh of the Old Kingdom. It was proposed that the pyramid was that of Ankhnespepi IV a wife of Pepi II, was only appropriated by Ibi. Adjacent to the pyramid is a small chapel. No trace of a causeway nor of a valley temple has been found to this day, it is that there never was any. Ibi's pyramid is not oriented to any cardinal point; the edifice would have been around 31.5 m large and 21 m high with a slope of 53°7′ at the time of its construction. The core of the pyramid was built with limestone blocks of local origin, most of which are now gone reused in constructions; as a result, the monument appears today as a 3 m high heap of mud and limestone chips in the sands of Saqqara. On some of the remaining blocks, inscriptions in red ink were found mentioning a chief of the Libyans, the meaning of, unclear.
It seems that though the foundations for the outer casing of the pyramid were laid, the casing itself was never mounted. On the north side of the edifice, Jéquier found a 8 m long limestone-clad corridor leading down with an inclination of 25° to a large granite portcullis. Behind this portcullis lay the king's burial chamber. Both the corridor and the walls of the burial chamber were inscribed with the last known instance of the Pyramid Texts; the texts seem to have been directly inscribed for Ibi rather than appropriated by him. Jéquier judged the quality of the inscriptions as "very average". Furthermore, the placement of the spells appears indiscriminate; the burial chamber's ceiling was flat and decorated with stars. It was made of a single 5 m long block of Tura limestone now missing. Today a large block of concrete protects the chamber. On the west side of the burial chamber is a false door and a huge granite block on which once stood the sarcophagus of the king. On the east side there is a serdab for the statue of the Ka of the deceased.
Adjacent to the east side of the pyramid is a small mudbrick chapel which served as temple for the cult of the dead king. The entrance of the chapel is located on its north side. Inside the temple against the pyramid wall is an offering hall where Jequier found a stone washbasin as well as stele or a false door of which only the foundations remain. An alabaster tray and obsidian mortar tools were discovered there; the south part of the chapel is occupied by magazine rooms. List of Egyptian pyramids List of megalithic sites Mark Lehner; the secret of the pyramids of Egypt, Munich 1999, ISBN 3-572-01039-X, p. 164 Christopher Theis: The Pyramids of the First Intermediate Period. After philological and archaeological sources. Pp. 321–339. Miroslav Verner; the Pyramids Universe Books, New 1998, ISBN 3-499-60890-1, pp. 415–416
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Dean Michael Cox is a former Australian rules footballer and current assistant coach of the Sydney Swans who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. From Dampier, Western Australia, he debuted with East Perth in the West Australian Football League in 2000. After winning the Simpson Medal as the best player in the grand final in his first season, Cox was recruited to West Coast with the 28th pick in the 2001 Rookie Draft, he made his senior debut during the 2001 season, played in West Coast's 2006 premiership side. A ruckman, Cox was named in the All-Australian team six times, including four seasons consecutively from 2005 to 2008, was considered the outstanding player in his position throughout much of his career, he won West Coast's best and fairest award in 2008, finished in the top three on four other occasions. Cox retired at the end of the 2014 season, finishing his career with 290 games, a club record, 169 goals. Cox was a gifted sportsman who excelled at sports whilst growing up in Dampier, Western Australia.
Played for Dampier Sharks. His uncle George Michalczyk, a former Australian rules player himself, recommended Cox to the club he began his senior career with, East Perth. Cox played colts for East Perth in 1999 and at the end of the season was invited to train with the West Coast Eagles in their pre-season, he impressed enough for him to be rookie-listed, however he struggled in pre-season training and was criticised for being uncoordinated. Meanwhile, he played senior football for East Perth, he began the season fifth in the order of an impressive list of ruckmen, but by season's end he had impressed so much he earned a place as the first ruckman in their grand final team and collected a Simpson Medal for his efforts. The Eagles put him on their senior list and he made his AFL debut in 2001, he showed few signs of his potential at that level. However, he was persisted with, he is recognizable by his intimidating 204 cm and 107 kg frame, ranking among the top 10 tallest players in the AFL at the time of writing.
He came of age during the 2005 season, where he became a dominant player for the Eagles and is now considered one of their best. He topped the year off with a terrific finals series. Two incidents stand out in particular for Cox – one where in the Qualifying Final against Sydney he took two saving marks in defence to secure the game in the dying moments, where his team got home by less than a goal; the other moment that stands out had the Eagles on the other end, where in the Grand Final three weeks again against Sydney, he took a strong mark on the half-forward line and speared the ball in towards a pack in the dying moments. For the Eagles, Leo Barry took a saving mark and secured the Swans a victory by less than a goal. Cox got off to a superb start to the season and was one of the premier players in the competition early, he is still playing well and has established himself as one of the leagues premier ruckmen, averaging over 20 hitouts and 20 disposals per game through Round 8 of the 2006 Season.
However, in Round 13 he met with a hard bump from Bulldog Adam Cooney, which left him with a broken collar bone. He returned to the side, was a key figure in the Eagles thrilling 1 point win of Sydney in the 2006 AFL Grand Final, running Sydney ruckman Stephen Doyle and Darren Jolly ragged. Cox took 141 marks and kicked 14 goals. Cox played 21 games in 2007 and all 22 in 2008 as the club missed the finals, in what was a turbulent few years; the departure of Ben Cousins and Chris Judd and questions surrounding the clubs culture meant that Cox had to step up. Many thought he would be appointed Captain for 2008. Cox made the All-Australian Team in both of these years, continuing to be the dominant ruckman of the competition despite playing in a struggling side, he did no harm to his reputation as a ruckman/midfielder, collecting 25 disposals or more 5 times in 2007, 7 times in 2008, featuring among the best. Standout games included the Semi-Final against Collingwood in 2007 that went to extra time, where Cox collected 27 disposals, 9 marks, 29 hitouts and a goal.
In Round 10 of 2008 against Collingwood, again an Eagles loss, Cox gathered 30 disposals, 7 marks, 36 hitouts and kicked two goals. Cox finished his career with an AFL record. Dean Cox is a versatile ruckman, who tends to cover much ground. Sometimes considered to be the Eagles'fifth midfielder', Cox is a modern example of a mobile ruckman, he wins knock-outs and can assist the likes of midfielders Daniel Kerr, Matthew Priddis and Matt Rosa. Cox is considered as the premier ruckman of the competition, as seen by his selection in the last four All-Australian teams. Cox married Kerry Lavell at a ceremony at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River in December 2011, having dated her for three years previously. Outside of football, Cox co-owns a seafood restaurant, Beluga, in Claremont, with Andrew Embley, which opened in April 2011. In December 2012, Cox and his wife Kerry welcomed a girl Charlotte Ivy. Dean Cox's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles Dean Cox's playing statistics from AFL Tables