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Building in Egypt : pharaonic stone masonry

Author: Dieter Arnold
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reprint of the leading book on the methods of stone construction in Egypt from the beginnings at the pyramid complex of Djoser at Saqqara in 2700 B.C. through the pyramids of the Old and Middle  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Arnold, Dieter, 1936-
Building in Egypt.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)608385208
Online version:
Arnold, Dieter, 1936-
Building in Egypt.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)624380232
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Arnold
ISBN: 0195063503 9780195063509 0195113748 9780195113747
OCLC Number: 21195181
Description: ix, 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: I. Preparations: Plans ; Measuring ; Construction lines and setting marks --
II. Production of Stone: Quarrying ; Dressing --
III. Transport of Stone: Carrying ; Moving heavy monuments ; Lifting stones ; Construction roads and ramps ; Pyramid ramps --
IV. Building: Foundations ; Laying the blocks ; Joints ; Connecting blocks ; Corner constructions ; Bosses ; Stone paving ; Masonry classification ; Casing ; Core masonry ; Construction gaps ; Roofing --
V. Other Building Activities: Digging shafts and tunnels ; Securing tombs ; Scaffolding ; Repairing damages ; Building a cofferdam --
VI. Tools and Their Application: Measuring tooks ; Cutting tools ; Moving implements --
Appendix: Mortar and Plaster: mortar ; plaster.
Responsibility: Dieter Arnold.
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`exhaustive study of the technical aspects of pharaonic stone masonry ... Arnold has trawled assiduously through museum collections and excavation reports. The result is a book that, like the best Read more...

 
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