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Abu Rawash, Giza, Zawyet el-Aryan, Abu Sir, Saqqara, Dahshur, Mazghuna, Lisht, Meidum, Hawara, el-Lahun, El-Kurru, Nuri are main pyaramids of Egypt Pyramids.

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped structures situated in Egypt.
Construction timeline is 5500-3000 B.C.

• Limestone: Dahshur, Saqqara, Giza, etc.
• White Limestone: Muqattam (near Tura and Maasara)
• Pink Granite: Aswan
• Basalt: Fayoum Oasis
• Alabaster: Amarna (Luxor)
• Mudbricks: No specific locale, available anywhere .


The Great Pyramid consists of 2.3 millions limestone blocks. These blocks quarried from the nearest stone quarry. The Tura limestone also used in casing, quarried across river. The 25 to 80 tones weighed stone imported from Aswan, found in King’s chamber. the Great Pyramid was surfaced by white "casing stones" . It is largest granite stone in the Pyramid. 5.5 million tons of limestone, 8,000 tons of granite, transported from Aswan was used in the construction of Great Pyramid. Huge structures built of brick or stone, it is one of the world’s largest constructions. Pyramids are built of stone blocks and bricks. The average weight of each stone is aprox 2.5 tons. There is no exact calculation for number of stone in pyramid.
It says that after quarrying huge stones, these were carved with copper chisels. After quarrying the blocks were dragged and lifted into position to be set.


Pyramids of Egypt made up of original polished limestone. Sandstone, Dolerite also used with limestone. Dolerite is hard black igneous rock. Twenty-five million tons of limestone was used in pyramid. At that time, when it was built; white limestone used. The pyramid made up of 2,500,000 stones. Average weight of a stone block is 2.5 tons each.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock. It is formed by compaction and consolidation of sand, which is together by a natural cementing material, such as silica. Sandstone is made of sand cemented by silica, iron, lime etc . It is quartz based stone. It is one of the hardest and toughest material ... Commonly sandstone is composed of quartz and feldspar.
High mechanical strength, Resistant to acids and alkalis, Resistant to air and Saline water, Resistant to Corrosion and weathering, Excellent binding with cement, Load bearing, Resistance with heat makes it perfect for monuments. Hence used for pyramids.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock. It consist of Calcite and aragonite, these are form of calcium carbonate. Some limestone also consists by coral or foraminifera. It is resistance to weather effect, so used in the construction of Great Pyramids.


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