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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 1585 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 249 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 213 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 345 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 263 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 196 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 233 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 186 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 193 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 327 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 210 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 242 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 221 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 258 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 350 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 200 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 247 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 299 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 394 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 336 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 199 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 235 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 340 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 205 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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