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Building in Egypt : Pharaonic Stone Masonry

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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 Kingdoms to the hypostyle hall at Karnak and other buildings. The book covers the production, quarrying, and transport of stone and tools used in the buildings, and combats speculative literature on how the builders solved certain technical problems.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 208 x 276 x 20mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • numerous halftones and line figures
  • 0195113748
  • 9780195113747
  • 559,760

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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 Egyptological work, makes the most of a disparate reservoir of textual and archaeological sources. Arnold's detailed and pragmatic discussion of evidence for construction ramps, bedding joints and systems of level holes does a great deal to dispel the sensationalism surrounding the creation of the pyramids.' Ian Shaw, Antiquaries Journal, Vol. 71show more

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