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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 1403 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 267 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 199 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 184 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 306 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 220 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 162 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 190 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 157 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 157 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 189 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 169 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 140 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 261 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 154 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 314 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 159 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 217 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 150 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 180 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 314 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 142 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 135 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 153 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 167 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 151 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 152 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 260 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 156 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 320 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 219 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 287 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 236 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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