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Guide to the pyramids of Egypt

Author: Alberto Siliotti
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 1997.
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This volume presents a comprehensive and in-depth description of all the principal pyramids and the great Memphite necropolis of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. This guide explores the heart of the pyramids and unravels their mysteries by including an abundant collection of maps, plans, and reconstructions. This work explains the purpose of each section of the pyramid complexes, using diagrams, large color photos and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Siliotti
ISBN: 0760707634 9780760707630
OCLC Number: 38552110
Description: 167 p. : col. ill., maps, plans ; 30 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Egypt in the Old Kingdom. Before the pyramids (3200-2635 BC) --
The age of the pyramids (2635-7780 BC) --
Chronological table --
pt. 2: The exploration of the pyramids --
pt. 3: Pyramids and mastabas. The step pyramid --
The mastaba --
The private mastabas --
The private necropolises --
pt. 4: The construction of a pyramid. The builders of the pyramids and the pyramid cities --
pt. 5: The pyramids and necropolises of Giza. The pyramid of Khufu (Cheops): the solar boat; the pyramids of Giza, by Zahi Hawass --
The pyramid of Khafre (Chephren): the funerary temple; the valley temple --
The Sphinx: the secrets of the Sphinx, by Zahi Hawass --
The pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus): the funerary temple; the discovery of a pair-statue of Rameses, by Zahi Hawass; the private necropolises of the great pyramid; the eastern necropolis; the mastaba of Qar; the mastaba of Idu; the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III; the mastaba of Khufukhaf; the western necropolis; the mastaba of Lasen; the mastaba of Kaemankh; the mastaba of Lymery; the pyramid builders, by Zahi Hawass --
pt. 6: Abu Rawash --
pt. 7: Zawyet El-Aryan --
pt. 8: The pyramids and temples of Abusir. The sun temple of Userkaf --
The sun temple of Niuserre --
The pyramid of Sahure --
The pyramid of Niuserre --
The pyramid of Neferirkare --
The pyramid of Neferefre (Raneferef) --
The mastaba of Ptahshepses --
pt. 9: Saqqara. The central sector: the Djoser complex; the step pyramid; the pyramid of Userkaf --
The northern sector: the archaic necropolis --
The sector of the pyramid of Teti: the pyramid of Teti; the mastaba of Mereruka; the mastaba of Kagemni --
The western sector: the mastaba of Ti; the mastaba of Ptahotep and Akhethotep; the sector of the pyramid of Unas:the pyramid of Unas; the processional ramp and the boat pits; the Horus Sekhemkhet complex; tombs of Unas sector; tombs north of the ramp; the tomb of Khenu; the mastaba of Seshseshet Idut; the mastaba of Mehu; tombs south of the ramp; the mastaba of Neferherenptah; the tomb of Nefer; the tomb of lrukaptah; the mastaba of Niakhkhnum and Khnumhotep --
The eastern sector --
The southern sector:the pyramid of Pepy I; the pyramid of Pepy II; the pyramid of Djedkare Isesi; the pyramid of Merenre; the mastaba el-Fara'un --
pt. 10: The pyramids of Dahshur. The pyramids of the Fourth Dynasty: the red pyramid; the bent pyramid --
The pyramids of the Middle Kingdom: the pyramid of Sesostris I; the pyramid of Amenemhat II; the pyramid of Amenemhat III; the pyramid of Mazghuna --
pt. 11: The pyramids of El-Lisht. The pyramid of Amenemhat I --
The pyramid of Sesostris I --
pt. 12: Meidum. The pyramid of Meidum --
The private necropolis --
pt. 13: The pyramids of Faiyum. The pyramid of el-Lahtin --
The pyramid of Hawara.
Other Titles: Pyramids of Egypt
Responsibility: Alberto Siliotti ; preface by Zahi Hawass.

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This volume presents a comprehensive and in-depth description of all the principal pyramids and the great Memphite necropolis of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. This guide explores the heart of the pyramids and unravels their mysteries by including an abundant collection of maps, plans, and reconstructions. This work explains the purpose of each section of the pyramid complexes, using diagrams, large color photos and information on archaeological relics.

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