Were the casing stones of Senefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour cast or carved?

MacKenzie, Kenneth J. D. and Smith, Mark E. and Wong, Alan and Hanna, John V. and Barry, Bernard and Barsoum, Michel W. (2011) Were the casing stones of Senefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour cast or carved? Materials Letters, 65 (2). pp. 350-352. ISSN 1873-4979

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Abstract

A comparison was made of the solid-state 29Si, 27Al and 43Ca MAS NMR spectra of the outer casing stone from Snefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour, Egypt, with two quarry limestones from the area. The NMR results suggest that the casing stones consist of limestone grains from the Tura quarry, cemented with an amorphous calcium-silicate gel formed by human intervention, by the addition of extra silica, possibly diatomaceous earth, from the Fayium area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Materials Letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: VC's Office
ID Code: 52801
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2012 14:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 16:30
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52801

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