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The Great Pyramid : ancient Egypt revisited

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, the author 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Romer
ISBN: 0521871662 9780521871662
OCLC Number: 74523308
Description: xxii, 564 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The Valley of the Kings. --
Visions of the Pyramid. --
The Pyramid-Makers. The ghosts in the cemetery ; The people on the plateau. --
The Land and the Pyramid --
The Great Inheritance. The first pyramid ; The pyramids of Sneferu. --
Planning the Pyramid --
Building the Pyramid --
After Khufu.
Responsibility: John Romer.
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'If you read only one pyramid book this year, read archaeologist Romer's, a winner both in size and in substance. Romer does a fabulous job of breaking down our preconceived notions of the Great Read more...

 
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