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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 1424 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 274 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 312 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 227 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 182 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 165 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 197 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 165 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 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 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 145 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 168 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 220 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 154 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 186 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 318 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 159 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 163 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 175 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 264 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 162 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 163 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 338 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 165 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 297 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 198 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 223 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 177 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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