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I have no idea why the builders would choose to select a 'false arch'.

Perhaps these are the prototypes of the free standing arch with which we are most familiar. I could reasonably imagine someone whose aesthetic levels were not compatible with straight lines introducing a curve. How the ancients understood load bearing and the consequence of dissipating loads through means of an arch has always left me wondering who understood the math way back then.

Of course, if this is true then the timeline of construction of such creations would bear closer scrutiny.

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1683 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 330 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 276 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 230 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 367 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 280 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 216 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 250 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 203 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 221 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 351 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 209 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 387 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 227 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 258 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 244 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 368 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 187 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 205 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 219 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 318 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 421 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 356 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 215 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 306 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 259 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 358 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 260 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 279 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 222 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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