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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 1352 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 260 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 192 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 178 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 294 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 214 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 174 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 183 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 141 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 184 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 130 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 136 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 146 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 302 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 210 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 304 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 137 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 130 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 146 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 136 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 191 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 172 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 145 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 149 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 308 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 209 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 185 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 279 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 163 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 146 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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