PIXE, PIGE and NMR study of the masonry of the pyramid of Cheops at Giza
- ISSN: 0168583X
- DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2004.02.024
The mystery of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt could be elucidated by physico-chemical measurements on small pieces of the material. In this paper, we give several arguments against the present point of view of most Egyptologists who do not admit another method than hewn blocks. We give several pieces of evidence that the masonry was entirely built by a moulding procedure involving the use of ingredients that were all available in the region of Cairo. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.