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In that case I apologise, I was under the impression that you were implying that two opposed gables with carved, curved undersides somehow offered a structural advantage over opposed gables with straight undersides.

To clarify there's the 'aesthetic arch' which may appear to be an arch but isn't an arch at all, such as the corbelled arch.
As opposed to the 'engineered arch' which does offer a structural advantage.

The 'gables, chevrons, roof structure' in G3 fall into the aesthetic arch category in that they provide no advantage over straight gables.
In fact their profile can only serve to weaken them under vertical and compressive loads.

Not all arches are created equal.
I have no idea why the builders would choose to select a 'false arch'.
Although it is an interesting and very complex configuration, don't you think?



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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
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An Interesting Curve 190 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
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