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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 1803 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 352 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 300 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 256 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 393 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 312 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 232 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 302 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 283 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
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Re: Gables v Arch 229 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
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Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 236 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 271 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 255 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 216 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 386 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 411 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 280 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 227 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 267 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 300 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 323 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 264 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 392 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 226 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 240 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 297 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 235 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 347 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 477 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 381 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 359 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 290 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 383 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 294 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 255 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 256 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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