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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 1956 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 379 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 327 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 291 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 420 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 282 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 287 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 333 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 309 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 254 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 258 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 267 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 266 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 296 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 281 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 243 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 419 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 271 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 438 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 278 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 303 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 249 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 273 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 329 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 348 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 419 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 273 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 264 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 299 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 280 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 326 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 293 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 370 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 256 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 278 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 579 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 414 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 464 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 322 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 411 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 319 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 328 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 335 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 299 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 284 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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