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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 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
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 234 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
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 235 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 385 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 322 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 234 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 254 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 256 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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