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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 1358 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 261 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 192 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 178 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 295 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 215 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 153 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 171 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 184 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 143 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 147 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 184 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 131 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 136 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 244 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 146 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 304 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 150 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 174 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 305 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 131 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 147 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 137 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 192 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 147 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 252 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 150 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 310 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 210 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 280 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 165 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 149 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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