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It appears that the mastaba as a tomb for a pharaoh went out of fashion at the end of the Third Dynasty in favor of a pyramid. These pyramids developed into the two largest and the highest examples of the craft in those of Khufu and Kaphre.

However, the architect/s of the Big Two, as brilliant as he was, had no knowledge of how to build an arch. But, within the lifetime of the architect of Kaphre (allowing for maturity), somehow, someone (he or someone else) perfected the arch which which still stands today in Menkaure's Pyramid.

Straight off. Not in an upper chamber as in the GP which would allow for the passage of time and trial and error in engineering, but underground.

This breakthrough in construction was duplicated in the tomb of Shepsekaf, who it is said, completed Menkaure's Pyramid complex in mudbrick. And then, with this brilliant new architect in tow, decided to ignore all pyramid development and revert to a previous style in the mastaba but still incorporate the arch.

Sounds a little upside down to me.

Is this correct?

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1949 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 377 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 322 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 287 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 416 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 335 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 278 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 284 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 329 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 307 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 247 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 266 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 295 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 277 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 237 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 417 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 269 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 435 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 275 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 301 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 247 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 271 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 326 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 347 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 284 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 415 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 271 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 234 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 262 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 296 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 276 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 323 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 284 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 290 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 368 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 274 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 575 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 410 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 267 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 461 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 407 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 325 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 332 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 296 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 282 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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