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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 1424 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 274 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 208 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 191 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 312 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 227 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 197 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 268 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 157 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 323 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 167 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 220 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 154 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 186 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 317 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 144 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 163 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 264 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 162 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 338 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 165 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 297 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 198 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 223 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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