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to top where the pressure of debris filling was least. In this case the filling could be put in after the walls were completed. When the walls were the same uniform thickness throughout, the filling was packed in place as the walls were built. The filling was of mixed limestone chips, small stone and other debris well rammed down. The exterior of the sloping face was plastered with mud and stuccoed with fine white plaster. In I b, the debris filling was always put in place with the courses of stone.

In the core type, the construction of rubble facing and the filling progressed together. The rubble was from 50-70 cm. thick of rough stones laid in mud mortar, small chips being inserted in the chinks. The face was usually then plastered with mud, but not always, before the casing was put on. As some plastered cores never had the casing put on

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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.