The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid

Ancient Egypt Revisited

Book - 2007
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The Great Pyramid's eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, John Romer describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramid's unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780521871662
0521871662
Call Number: 932 ROMER
Characteristics: xxii, 564 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Subjects: Great Pyramid (Egypt)
Alternative Title: Great Pyramid

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