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Old May 9th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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Greek or Egyptian cupola built with a peculiar technique

Hello there,
new user here, hoping to find an answer I am not sure that the information I will provide is going to be correct, but hopefully, some of you will be able to to help me.

I saw or read somewhere of the existence of a great cupola/volta/volted arch built using a rather peculiar method: instead of starting from the bottom upwards, they (Greeks or Egyptian), would have filled a huge space with sand then posed modeled stones form top to bottom, and, at the end, emptying out the sand leaving a kind of cupola.

I know that this information is quite vague, but if you have heard about something similar, I would be really glad to hear what you have to say about.


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Old May 15th, 2015, 06:50 AM   #2
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I remember a story like this. Perhaps building a church spire? It was at school so probably from the bible...
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