Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture
Profusely illustrated description and analysis of actual building practices: quarrying methods, dressing and laying blocks of stone, brickwork, pyramid construction, Egyptian mathematics, tools, much else. Nearly 270 photographs and illustrations of sites and excavations, quarries, building plans, architects' diagrams and elevations, and a myriad of construction details. 125 photographs. 144 line illustrations.
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The earliest Egyptian masonry
Quarrying Soft Rocks
Quarrying Hard Rocks
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Abusir Abydos Amenophis III ANCIENT EGYPTIAN arch architraves Aswan bedding joints Beni Hasan blocks boat brick building Cairo Museum casing-blocks chamber chisel colonnade column course cubits Dahshur door doorway dressed dynasty temple E. A. Wallis Budge Edfu El-Deir el-Bahari El-Lahun examples face facing-surfaces feet foundations Giza granite Hall at Karnak hard rocks height IIIrd dynasty inches IVth Karnak known laid laying levers limestone Luxor Ma'sara mason's masonry mastaba Medinet Habu method Middle Kingdom mortar Nile obelisk Old Kingdom packing-blocks papyrus pavement PETRIE plane Qalabsha quarries quarry-face quartzite Ramesses Ramesses III Ramesseum rising joints roof roof-slabs s.c. Fig sandstone Saqqara scenes sculptures seems seen separating trench Seti showing side Silsila slope square stairway Step Pyramid stone surface temple at El-Deir temple of Amenophis temple of Seti Thebes tomb tool Tuthmosis Tuthmosis III unfinished pylon vertical Vth dynasty wedges wooden XIIth XVIIIth dynasty Zoser