Building in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone Masonry by Dieter ArnoldBuilding in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone Masonry by Dieter Arnold

Building in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone Masonry

byDieter Arnold

Paperback | February 20, 1997

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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, thisbook offers a frank appraisal of current knowledge of the process of Egyptian stone construction.
Dieter Arnold is at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title:Building in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone MasonryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.43 × 10.87 × 0.71 inPublished:February 20, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195113748

ISBN - 13:9780195113747

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"The many illustrations, stylish line drawings and concise text make this an excellent source for ancient Egyptian tools and stone-working."--Journal of Near Eastern Studies