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

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

Are there any fourth dynasty load bearing true arches?
I'm not an Egyptologist, I'm an engineer.



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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1351 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 259 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 191 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 178 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 294 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 214 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 174 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 182 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 141 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 135 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 147 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 183 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 130 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 136 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 240 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 145 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 302 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 210 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 216 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 304 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 130 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 135 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 191 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 171 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 143 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 145 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 250 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 148 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 145 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 308 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 209 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 277 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 163 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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