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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 1421 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 271 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 208 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 191 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 311 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 226 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 181 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 230 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 194 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 162 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 268 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 157 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 323 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 166 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 153 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 316 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 144 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 161 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 157 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 263 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 337 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 287 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 225 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 201 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 294 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 221 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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