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I have no idea why the builders would choose to select a 'false arch'.

Perhaps these are the prototypes of the free standing arch with which we are most familiar. I could reasonably imagine someone whose aesthetic levels were not compatible with straight lines introducing a curve. How the ancients understood load bearing and the consequence of dissipating loads through means of an arch has always left me wondering who understood the math way back then.

Of course, if this is true then the timeline of construction of such creations would bear closer scrutiny.

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1945 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 374 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 321 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 286 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 415 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 332 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 275 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 283 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 283 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 328 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 305 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
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Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
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Re: Gables v Arch 246 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 264 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 293 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 300 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 285 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 233 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 248 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 289 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 272 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 458 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 316 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 407 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 316 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 324 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 331 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 296 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 281 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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