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Table 17 Physical characteristics of aggregates for the structural mortars

From: Sustainability problems of the Giza pyramids

PyramidMortars typeAggregate max size (mm)Proportion mortar to aggregateFines < 0.075 mm (%)
CheopsGypsum mortar121:2.242.21
101:2.231.15
121:2.140.22
131:2.237.23
111:2.139.24
101:2.232.21
131:2.232.31
121:2.240.51
ChephrenGypsum mortar131:3.233.22
141:3.235.31
161:3.224.42
161:2.128.51
171:2.231.31
161:2.230.21
MykerinosLime based mortar181:2.222.42
201:2.123.41
181:3.233.32
251:2.335.21
221:3.238.81