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It appears that the mastaba as a tomb for a pharaoh went out of fashion at the end of the Third Dynasty in favor of a pyramid. These pyramids developed into the two largest and the highest examples of the craft in those of Khufu and Kaphre.

However, the architect/s of the Big Two, as brilliant as he was, had no knowledge of how to build an arch. But, within the lifetime of the architect of Kaphre (allowing for maturity), somehow, someone (he or someone else) perfected the arch which which still stands today in Menkaure's Pyramid.

Straight off. Not in an upper chamber as in the GP which would allow for the passage of time and trial and error in engineering, but underground.

This breakthrough in construction was duplicated in the tomb of Shepsekaf, who it is said, completed Menkaure's Pyramid complex in mudbrick. And then, with this brilliant new architect in tow, decided to ignore all pyramid development and revert to a previous style in the mastaba but still incorporate the arch.

Sounds a little upside down to me.

Is this correct?

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1465 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 281 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 195 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 322 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 176 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 199 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 189 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 207 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 166 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 165 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 180 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 282 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 161 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 337 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 226 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 161 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 232 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 228 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 191 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 322 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 156 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 173 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 203 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 201 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 166 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 271 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 166 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 167 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 351 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 304 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 245 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 230 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 182 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 168 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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