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Le système de construction par assises régulières : analyse et interprétations de l’appareil du temple d’Opet à Karnak

Emmanuel Laroze 1
1 OM-MP - Équipe Mondes pharaoniques
SU - Sorbonne Université, OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire
Abstract : The sandstone temples built in Upper Egypt under the Ptolemies and the Romans are for their greater part remarkably well-preserved. This is mostly due to the special technical methods used and the care applied to their stonework: blocks fitted and clipped together, ensuring a major cohesion of the whole structure. Studying the architecture of the Opet Temple leads us to think that the builders developed an integrative chain management from the quarry up to the building site. Standardizing the blocks – above all regularizing their height – led to optimizing a number of tasks, such as extraction, transport and implemention – which eventually made the building process easier. Operating almost on an industrial scale not only accelerated the construction process and increased productivity, but it also improved the overall quality of construction.
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Emmanuel Laroze. Le système de construction par assises régulières : analyse et interprétations de l’appareil du temple d’Opet à Karnak. Bulletin de la Société française d'égyptologie, Société française d'égyptologie 2019, p.31-53. ⟨halshs-02161910⟩

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