Were the casing stones of Senefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour cast or carved?
MacKenzie, Kenneth J. D., Smith, Mark E., Wong, A. (Alan), Hanna, John V., Barry, B. J. (Bernard J.) and Barsoum, M. W.. (2011) Were the casing stones of Senefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour cast or carved? Materials Letters, Vol.65 (No.2). pp. 350-352. ISSN 0167-577XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2010.10.035
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|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Administration > Vice Chancellor's Office
Faculty of Science > Physics
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Ceramics, Pyramids -- Egypt -- Dahshûr -- Design and construction|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Materials Letters|
|Official Date:||31 January 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 350-352|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Advantage West Midlands (AWM), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Ceramics (NSF)|
|Grant number:||AM1/2 (ERDF), DMR 0907430 (NSF)|
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