Egypt giza limestone







The pyramids of Giza still represent a mystery, especially the way these pyramids were made. Some specialists launched the theory according to which the pyramids were built from some aggregates of granular limestone and some binder which have at its base alkali of silicate and aluminum. But there are no strong evidences to sustain this theory. Couple of samples of Giza limestone was compared with other 6 different samples of limestone taken from a close area. Micro constituents with big quantity of silicium mixed with other elements like magnesium and calcium were discovered in the pyramid samples. The possible sources of limestone don't have such rations in their constitution. It is possible that all these elements could have made a solution together, a thing that nay be proved by the micro constituents that were found in the pyramid’s vicinity. More that that the micro constituents found between the aggregates of natural limestone seemed to be hydrated. One strange thing is that the micro constituents had remains of dolomite and calcite that can be hydrated by nature. Some researches revealed that some of the micro constituents were nanocrystalline or amorphous that has a quite fast reaction to precipitations. Other geologists said that the pyramids` basement is the Mokkatam formation constituted from nummulite limestone banks that are very tough and huge. The limestone from the Sphinx vicinity is a nummulite limestone that has a big quantity of clay. Some recent researches sustained that the Giza pyramids were made from stone which were brought from quarries situated close to the pyramids` area, lifted with immense ramps and placed by a huge number of workers. The researches said that in the pharaoh times were the necessary materials and skills to built the pyramids in this way. This theory was also controversial.



Egypt Giza Limestone




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