Gypsum mortar

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Description

An early mortar used in ancient Egypt for limestone construction (Lucas and Harris 1962). The gypsum was burnt and slaked then applied in thin layers between the heavy stones.

Synonyms and Related Terms

mortier de plâtre (Fr.); argamassa de gesso (Port.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • A.Lucas, J.R.Harris, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 4th edition, 1962