Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture

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Courier Corporation, 1930 - Architecture - 242 pages
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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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Contents

Soft Rocks
12
Hard Rocks
22
Transport Barges
34
Preparations before Building
46
Foundations
69
Sandstone foundations of the pedestal of the fallen obelisk of King Tuthmosis III
77
Mortar
78
Handling the Blocks
84
Columns
136
Architraves Roofs and Provision against Rain XIV Doors and Doorways
162
Windows and Ventilation Openings
170
Stairs
177
Arches and Relieving Arches
181
Facing Sculpturing and Painting the Masonry
192
Brickwork
207
Egyptian Mathematics
216

Block mounted on a sled and drawn by oien from the Tura quarries XVIIIth
88
Remains of the constructional embankment on the east face of Pylon I at Karnak
86
Dressing and Laying the Blocks
90
Panelled boundary wall of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara IIIrd dynasty 96
92
Pyramid Construction
117
Pavements and Column Bases
130
Ancient Egyptian Tools
224
Sites in Egypt and Lower Nubia mentioned in the Volume
225
Chronology
227
List of Works quoted
230
Index
233
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