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La technique du sciage des joints dans la maçonnerie ptolémaïque en grès

Emmanuel Laroze 1 Antoine Garric 2
1 OM-MP - Équipe Mondes pharaoniques
SU - Sorbonne Université, OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire
Abstract : In order to adjust both blocks perfectly, the ancient builders have developed a simple and efficient technique which involves cutting simultaneously with a saw their common joint. The process gives exactly the same shape on the both faces of two stones which have to be fitted together. So, after a last pushing, the joint is perfect. Although there are numerous and well known examples about this technique into the Roman world, the cases on pharaonic buildings are rarely reported. Recent observations on some temples of Upper Egypt lead us to believe that the joint sawing was a common practice during the Ptolemaic Period. The process concerns for both the vertical joints and the horizontal ones. The study of specific marks left by the saw on the stone, the experimentation and the analysis of tools already exhumed can reveal the different steps of the technique of the joint sawing.
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Emmanuel Laroze, Antoine Garric. La technique du sciage des joints dans la maçonnerie ptolémaïque en grès. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 2013, 113, pp.239-282. ⟨halshs-00998434⟩



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