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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 1355 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 260 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 192 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 178 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 294 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 215 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 183 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 141 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 150 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 184 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 130 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 136 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 243 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 146 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 303 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 304 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 130 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 136 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 191 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 173 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 145 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 252 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 150 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 308 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 209 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 280 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 164 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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