For some reason the 4th
dynasty's King Shepseskaf
chose south Saqqara to build his
tomb unlike his predecessors, the great pyramid builders,
who built their tomb-pyramids either in Giza
or in Dahshur.
For some reason also, Shepseskaf decided not to build a pyramid
but a sarcophagus-like
superstructure that is similar to a mastaba with sloped sides.
The tomb was originally encased by a limestone layer. It has
long passageways and a burial chamber whose granite walls
The current local name of the tomb is "Mastabet Fara'oun"
which means (The Pharaoh's bench) in Arabic. Shepseskaf is
believed to be a son of Menkaure
who built the third pyramid at Giza plateau.
Source: Lehner, Complete Pyramids,