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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 1597 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 ;) 253 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 214 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 346 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 264 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 196 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 235 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 187 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 181 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 194 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 204 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 177 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 173 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 329 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 191 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 371 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 212 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 243 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 206 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 221 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 352 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 192 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 201 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 252 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 189 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 301 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 396 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 277 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 341 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 258 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 214 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 205 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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