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Stone and mud brick—on the prevalent assumption that the forms of much of the building derives from wood originals. It can be seen that the only direct knowledge of the substance, (1), is very restricted indeed because of its liability to decay. The only indirect knowledge which refers to the nature of the substance comes from (4) literary and epigraphic sources—and these are little concerned with botanical data. All the information accrueing under the other headings refers not to the physical nature of the substance but to its constructional use.
The ultimate step in this inventive path has waited until the present day. Signiﬁcant new building materials are now produced not from mixing together various natural substances but by mixing together chemical elements which do not occur naturally in isolation. g. plastics). Perhaps a concluding observation is suggested. The understanding of building materials possessed by man nearly 10,000 years ago could not be achieved without concentrated abstract thought, and it is impossible to think in this way without appropriate words.
At ﬁrst stone was dressed into relatively small blocks, squared up and ﬁnely dressed only at the visible faces (Zoser masonry). However with the construction of the great pyramids of the 4th Dynasty (mid 3rd millenium BC) a completely diﬀerent system of building in dressed stone was evolved—so called Pharaonic masonry. g. of 2 tons–20 tons) closely jointed together throughout the construction, but these blocks were not necessarily of regular orthogonal format nor set in regular courses. This type of building remained peculiar to Egypt and was never exported.
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