Stone Masonry Construction3. It is also known as cyclopean or pelasgic masonry. This argument has a certain logic, and it seems to work, but I maintain a degree of scepticism; it seems perhaps a little too simplistic. See more ideas about ancient mysteries, megalith, ancient civilizations. the stones are not placed in a horizontal layer rather just stacked over one another. 4K and HD video ready for any NLE immediately. Media in category "Polygonal masonry" The following 25 files are in this category, out of 25 total. All other photos were taken by the author. In Antiquity called opus polygonum. Mortared work should always have even beds, which is perhaps what makes such cladding eye-catching, if somehow incongruous – probably from years of indoctrination of laying stones true to the horizontal). As a free standing wall it is not stockproof. True polygonal masonry is a technique wherein the visible surfaces of the stones are dressed with straight sides or joints, giving the block the appearance of a polygon. The stone surface might be left natural (coarse) or roughly flattened or even smoothed. polygonal masonry noun: masonry constructed of stones dressed with smooth faces that do not meet at right angles. Watch this space!! It is no wonder that in… areas subject to earthquake, a polygonal wall system evolved.”. Polygonal “Lesbian” masonry was most popular during the 6th century B.C., and there is a tendency to date its origins from the previous century; the 4th century B.C., on the other hand, saw it fall into almost complete disuse in the Greek world. Dr. Ramis` quotes are taken extensively from “Dry Stone Walls of Mallorca” an article which appeared in Stonexus VIII (pp55-60). Saqsaywaman walls, see llama, right, for scale. Jump to: General, Art, Business, Computing, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Religion, Science, Slang, Sports, Tech, Phrases We found 2 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word polygonal masonry: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "polygonal masonry" is defined. I then started to wonder on how well the stones fit together 3 dimensionally; after all you can fit two triangular cross-sections very tightly on the outside face without there being any contact between the stones within the wall. That of course refers to mortared work such as the cladding shown on the house (left). Polygonal masonry is a technique of stone wall construction. Polygonal walls have fascinated me ever since I found a British Standard for Polygonal Masonry whilst researching “Dry Stone Walling”. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonal_masonry) defines polygonal masonry as: “A technique of stone construction of the ancient Mediterranean world. Stone masonry:- Types and uses and construction, selection of stones What is Stone masonry. Oct 6, 2019 - Explore Star W432's board "Polygonal Masonry" on Pinterest. “With rectangular coursed stonemasonry, if a stone is taken out of the wall, a natural corbelled arch is formed by the stones in the courses above it. Photo about Polygonal masonry at Ollantaytambo archaeological site at Cuzco province, Peru. [1], This technique is found throughout the world and sometimes corresponds to the less technical category of Cyclopean masonry. is a technique of stone construction. I am also indebted to Francois Menotti for his kind permission to use his Inka photos. polygonal masonry. Polygonal masonry walls, unlike the opus quadratum of that period, were characterised by the fact that the stone blocks were not held in place by cramps or wedges of any kind; the statics and mechanical strength of the walls derived exclusively from the enormous mass and weight of the stones themselves. 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