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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 1585 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 249 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 213 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 345 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 263 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 196 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 233 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 186 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 193 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 327 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 210 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 242 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 221 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 258 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 350 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 200 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 247 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 298 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 394 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 335 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 198 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 234 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 340 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 204 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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