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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 1745 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 283 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 240 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 376 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 286 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 265 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 253 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 200 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 205 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 222 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 395 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 233 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 264 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 283 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 299 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 377 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 225 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 234 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 209 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 218 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 328 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 215 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 220 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 440 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 333 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 267 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 277 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 289 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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