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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 1515 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 291 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 205 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 335 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 244 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 189 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 199 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 219 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 183 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 213 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 302 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 350 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 189 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 235 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 172 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 240 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 333 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 165 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 182 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 226 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 200 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 280 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 177 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 368 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 314 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 182 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 216 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 321 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 193 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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