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Mountains of the pharaohs : the untold story of the pyramid builders

Author: Zahi A Hawass
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, the saga of the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and the advanced civilization that spawned the engineering expertise and architectural artistry that existed during the time.
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Genre/Form: History
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Hawass, Zahi A.
Mountains of the pharaohs.
New York : Doubleday, c2006
(OCoLC)607750549
Online version:
Hawass, Zahi A.
Mountains of the pharaohs.
New York : Doubleday, c2006
(OCoLC)608378421
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass
ISBN: 9780385503051 0385503059
OCLC Number: 70928392
Description: 213 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: The dawn of the 4th Dynasty. The reign of Sneferu --
Sneferu at Meidum --
Dahshur : Sneferu and the cult of the sun --
The court of Sneferu --
The king is dead --
pt. 2: The reign of the sun god. The early reign of Khufu --
Revolution in year five --
Ruthless monarch or great scientist? --
Khufu's court --
The completion of the Great Pyramid and the death of Khufu --
pt. 3: The heirs of Khufu. Battles stir within the royal family : Djedefre at Abu Rawash --
The conspiracies of Khafre --
The pyramid complex of Khafre --
The court of Khafre --
The death of Khafre --
Menkaure ascends the throne --
pt. 4: The pyramid builders at Giza. The pyramid builders of Giza --
The lives of the pyramid builders --
pt. 5: The end of an era. Shepseskaf, the good son --
The rising of the sons of Re : the reign of Khentkawes and the dawn of the 5th Dynasty --
The abandonment of Giza.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass.
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Examines the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, the saga of the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and the advanced civilization that spawned the engineering expertise and architectural artistry that existed during the time.

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