Building in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone Masonry

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Architecture - 316 pages
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This book traces methods of Egyptian stone construction during the pharaonic period, from the construction of the step pyramids at Saqqara to the obelisks of Tuthmosis III to the temples of Rameses II at Thebes. Dr. Arnold covers all aspects of building, including planning, measuring, quarrying and production, transporting heavy monuments, building, digging shafts, repairing damages, and securing tombs. Richly illustrated with photos and field drawings by the author, ancient representations of building activities, and illustrations of tools and objects in museum collections, this book offers a frank appraisal of current knowledge of the process of Egyptian stone construction.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Production of Stone
27
Transport of Stone
57
Building
109
Other Building Activities
211
Tools and Their Application
251
MOVING IMPLEMENTS
268
Levers 27o Rockers 271 Rollers 273 Sledges
276
Wedges 28o Wagons 281 Bearing Stones for Ropes
282
Mortar and Plaster
291
Chrondlogy of Dynasties and Rulers
299
Index
313
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Dieter Arnold is at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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