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Cut into the rock . The oric k-built te mple of tbis monum en t is desc ribed in Chapter Five. 161. 161. 163. ~: dw .. l~ PY'llmlds of Egy p t, 2 12. llm 11, P

May then have been retained for u se with the dom e. Whether thi s explana tio n is co rrect or not is hard 10 say ; in any case it seems to ha ve been a short-lived exp erimen t, as dom es on pendenuves do not occ ur again un til Cop tic tim es. It is in the New Kingdom tombs at Th ebes tha t burnt bricks appear in a spec ial usage : stamped with th e name an~ titles o f th e owner they are set in the angles of the py ramid, and above the frieze, as an exte nsion of the use of funmq con es.

2S3 , 25 5 an d PI. 31. I3 R. , 2SS. 1J9. • 157. 140_ Ibi~n "r , G. A-. op. cit . 2 63 "nd ...... 1 9- 30. 13 S. 136. 30 Fig. 19 Sections orx. 781 and S . 20 Sections of N 985. lil 'v Some of the t ombs at Naga ed-Der in the Fourth and Fifth Dynasti es replace th e corbelling seen in the exa mples described above by tru e vaulting. 578- 9, 790 , 792 and 994. e. ty pe x I ). 79 2 was rather irregular; it used two stretchers combined with two bricks on edge to fill up the space. 14 2 Over the arched roof was a coating o f mud.

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