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Barbelo Wrote:
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> It appears that the mastaba as a tomb for a
> pharaoh went out of fashion at the end of the
> Third Dynasty in favor of a pyramid.

That's what they say....

> These
> pyramids developed into the two largest and the
> highest examples of the craft in those of Khufu
> and Kaphre.
>
> However, the architect/s of the Big Two, as
> brilliant as he was, had no knowledge of how to
> build an arch. But, within the lifetime of the
> architect of Kaphre (allowing for maturity),
> somehow, someone (he or someone else) perfected
> the arch which which still stands today in
> Menkaure's Pyramid.

It is curious.

> Straight off. Not in an upper chamber as in the GP
> which would allow for the passage of time and
> trial and error in engineering, but underground.
>
> This breakthrough in construction was duplicated
> in the tomb of Shepsekaf, who it is said,
> completed Menkaure's Pyramid complex in mudbrick.
> And then, with this brilliant new architect in
> tow, decided to ignore all pyramid development and
> revert to a previous style in the mastaba but
> still incorporate the arch.
>
> Sounds a little upside down to me.

Not to mention, where was this new fangled arch duplicated after in other pyramids/mastabas of the time of the time? Are there any others after the fact?

> Is this correct?

Again, that's what they say. This mastaba was also supposedly cased in a lower row of granite with the rest in limestone, some fragments of the latter can still be seen around the base. Some of these casing blocks have been found with the name of NK Prince Khaemwaset on them indicating some kind of restoration. Khaemwaset is an interesting fellow who restored several OK monuments as well as inscribing attributions on others to who he thought was originally credited with building them. The inscription on the entrance of G3, for example, were written by Khaemwaset.



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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1531 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 294 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 233 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 207 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 337 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 246 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 191 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 219 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 180 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 214 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 164 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 304 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 351 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 236 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 173 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 334 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 183 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 221 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 228 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 200 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 171 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 178 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 281 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 178 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 370 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 322 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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