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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 1904 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 365 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 273 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 407 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 325 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 267 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 274 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 274 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 319 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 297 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 239 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 239 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 245 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 284 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 268 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 407 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 262 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 426 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 264 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 292 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 239 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 279 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 317 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 336 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 276 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 405 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 254 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 289 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 269 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 315 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 361 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 243 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 261 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 559 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 399 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 259 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 429 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 398 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 308 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 314 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 321 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 283 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 271 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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