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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.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27-Oct-17 21:41 by Thanos5150.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1635 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 319 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 260 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 223 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 356 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 207 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 245 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 187 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 180 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 340 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 196 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 378 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 250 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 216 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 228 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 268 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 362 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 212 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 243 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 261 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 216 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 310 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 407 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 345 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 286 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 351 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 266 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 262 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 225 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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