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Publikācija: Application of Building Stone in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt as an Indicator of Changes in Knowledge

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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Application of Building Stone in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt as an Indicator of Changes in Knowledge
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Agnese Kukela
Valdis Segliņš
Keywords stone material, stone processing, indicators of knowledge, Ancient Egypt
Abstract The study investigates the construction stages, materials and binder used in the Step Pyramid of Djoser to determine its current state of preservation. This research has allowed identifying 5 different building stone selection stages, marking the development of knowledge on construction materials and their properties. This pyramid is exposed to deterioration processes threatening stability of the structure. Unconsidered restoration strategy just aggravates the situation, but this study would assist in elaboration of appropriate conservation measures.
Reference Kukela, A., Segliņš, V. Application of Building Stone in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt as an Indicator of Changes in Knowledge. Materials Sciences and Applied Chemistry. Vol.25, 2012, pp.31-36. ISSN 1407-7353. e-ISSN 2255-8713.
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