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I'm having a little difficulty reconciling this blurb from Wikipedia with what is being discussed in this thread.

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Arches may be synonymous with vaults, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture, and their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.

From what I have been able to gather through this thread is that the first use of the arch in Egypt, albeit a vault of sorts, is evident in the Pyramid of Menkaure. Being such a hit, it was then used in the Mastaba of Shepsekaf. Timelines are often a little fuzzy in the Dynastic periods, but no mention is made in Wiki about high quality stone arches in Egypt which have probably outlasted their brick Mesopotamian counterparts.

And the Egyptian versions were just about perfect from the get-go.

I'm getting a feeling that something could be missing here.

Palace facade coffers, Mesopotamian arches, abandonment of the Pyramid architecture, Djedefre wandering off to Abu Rawash, no statuary of Khufu.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1683 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 330 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 276 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 230 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 367 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 280 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 216 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 250 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 203 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 247 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 221 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 350 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 209 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 387 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 227 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 258 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 244 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 287 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 236 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 368 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 187 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 205 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 218 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 421 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 355 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 214 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 306 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 258 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 358 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 260 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 279 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 231 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 221 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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