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Table 10 Petro-physical properties of the backing limestone blocks

From: Sustainability problems of the Giza pyramids

LimestoneNo.Unit weight (γ) (g/cm3)Specific gravity (Gs)Open porosity (%)Total porosity (n) (%)Water absorption (Wa) %BET (m2/gr)TPV (ml/gr)Micro Porosity
Cheops’ pyramid12.122.1521.392515.702.91.82.77
21.992.0322.992416.76
32.212.1921.202314.81
Chephren’s pyramid12.312.3120.022112.622.71.62.78
22.292.2719.012413.02
32.252.2722.022315.20
Mykerinos’ pyramid12.052.0028.242920.883.22.13.42
22.102.1027.083019.05
32.111.9729.303317.21