Stone walls are a kind of masonry construction that has been used for thousands of years. The first stone walls were constructed by farmers and primitive people by piling loose field stones into a dry stone wall. Later, mortar and plaster were used, especially in the construction of city walls, castles, and other fortifications before and during the Middle Ages. These stone walls are spread throughout the world in different forms. One of the best example is the Cyclopean Wall in Rajgir, India.
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Stone walls are usually made of local materials varying from limestone
and flint to granite and sandstone. However, the quality of building
stone varies greatly, both in its endurance to weathering, resistance
to water penetration and in its ability to be worked into regular
shapes before construction. Worked stone is usually known as ashlar,
and is often used for corners in stone buildings.
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