Were the casing stones of Senefru's Bent Pyramid in Dahshour cast or carved?
MacKenzie, Kenneth J.D., Smith, Mark E., Wong, Alan, Hanna, John V., Barry, Bernard and Barsoum, Michel 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|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Materials Letters|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Page Range:||pp. 350-352|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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