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Barbelo Wrote:
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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


Not really as it isn't an arch.
It's a triangulated, opposed truss.
It functions dynamically in exactly the same way as the trusses' in the other pyramids.
The only difference being that the undersides have been carved into a non circular curve. For whatever reason.
It's a very interesting non circular curve though.


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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1519 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 291 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 206 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 336 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 244 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 189 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 219 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 180 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 214 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 304 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 351 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 235 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 172 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 334 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 182 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 200 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 281 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 178 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 369 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 315 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 322 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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