Mud Brick Construction In Egypt

eScholarship now has Virginia Emery’s “Mud-Brick Architecture” from the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. This is the latest of the currently 72 contributions to this online encyclopedia.
The abnormally interesting thing about this contribution is that it could have just as well been written about anywhere in the Levant or just about anywhere else for that matter.

Mud-brick architecture, though it has received less academic attention than stone architecture, was in fact the more common of the two in ancient Egypt; unfired brick, made from mud, river, or desert clay, was used as the primary building material for houses throughout Egyptian history and was employed alongside stone in tombs and temples of all eras and regions.

The most interesting feature that I worked on during my time at Gezer was a mud brick defensive wall.