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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 1756 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 339 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 286 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 242 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 378 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 291 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 243 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 287 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 268 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 215 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
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Re: Gables v Arch 205 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 222 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 222 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 254 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 242 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 371 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 225 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 397 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 235 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 265 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 212 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 235 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 254 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 304 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 380 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 227 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 258 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 242 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 280 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 237 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 220 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 331 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 445 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 367 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 226 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 339 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 367 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 279 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 271 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 291 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 241 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 244 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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