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Barbelo Wrote:
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> Both of those are labelled G3 which, I assume, is
> the Menkaure Pyramid.

The first that I quoted is not labeled G3, but inferred as "like G3". It is from the mastaba. If you follow the link in the OP it will take you to the other pictures of this ceiling which is made of granite.

> What I was asking was
> whether there is any evidence of a prototype from
> the time of Kaphre to the time of Menkaure. Not
> long according to historians.

As far as I know what is seen in G3 is the first of its kind.

> I would assume that getting an arch right would
> take some trial and error.

You would think that.

> What are the earliest arches in Egypt?

Using curved blocks like this, again as far as I know G3 would be the earliest. But I would be interested for someone to provide evidence of earlier examples if there are any....



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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1515 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 291 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 205 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 335 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 244 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 189 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 199 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 219 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 183 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 213 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 302 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 350 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 189 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 235 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 172 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 240 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 333 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 165 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 182 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 226 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 200 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 281 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 177 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 368 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 315 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 321 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 193 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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