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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 1803 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 352 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 300 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 256 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 393 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 312 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 302 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 283 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 232 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 234 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 235 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 270 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 255 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 216 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 385 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 411 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 280 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 227 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 267 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 300 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 322 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 392 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 226 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 239 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 297 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 234 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 346 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 477 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 380 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 359 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 289 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 383 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 294 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 255 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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