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The pyramids of Egypt

Author: I E S Edwards
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, [1972]
Series: Studio book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Dr Edwards draws both on his research and on the work of many archaeologists who have dug in Egypt. Surveying 1000 years of pyramid-building, he charts the rise and decline of the pyramids as funerary monuments, from the mastabas of the first and second dynasties and the step pyramids to the archaic and backward-looking efforts of the Middle Kingdom, and discusses the famous group at Giza. His final chapter,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I E S Edwards
ISBN: 0670583618 9780670583614
OCLC Number: 354639
Notes: "First published in 1961 by Penguin Books."
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: One: Mastabas and Early Burial Customs --
Two: Step Pyramids --
Three: The Transition to the True Pyramid --
Four: The Giza Group --
Five: Pyramids of the Vth and VIth Dynasties --
Six: Later Pyramids --
Seven: Construction and Purpose.
Series Title: Studio book.
Responsibility: I.E.S. Edwards.

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"Dr Edwards draws both on his research and on the work of many archaeologists who have dug in Egypt. Surveying 1000 years of pyramid-building, he charts the rise and decline of the pyramids as funerary monuments, from the mastabas of the first and second dynasties and the step pyramids to the archaic and backward-looking efforts of the Middle Kingdom, and discusses the famous group at Giza. His final chapter, dealing with their construction and purpose, puts the pyramids into the perspective of ancient Egyptian society"--Amazon.com.

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