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The Great Pyramid : ancient Egypt revisited

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Cambridge : 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 long puzzled mystics and archaeologists and given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Romer
ISBN: 9780521871662 0521871662
OCLC Number: 475348601
Description: xxii, 564 s
Contents: Part I. Visions of the Pyramid: 1. Introduction; 2. Making the mystery; 3. Surveying Giza; 4. Excavating Giza; 5. The pyramid's plan; 6. The pyramid's timetable; Part II. The Pyramid-Makers: The Ghosts in the Cemetery: 7. At the court of the King; 8. The adventures of the Vizier; 9. The new Egyptians; 10. The social contract; Part III. The People on the Plateau: 11. Working the stone; 12. The Giza quarry; 13. Fire and the pyramid; 14. Entrepot and accommodation; 15. The living city; 16. Coda: thinking with stone; Part IV. The Land and the Pyramid: 17. Prospecting Egypt; 18. Desert copper; 19. Aswan granite; 20. Tura limestone; 21. The river; 22. The Giza ramps; 23. Coda: the commanding landscape; Part V. The Great Inheritance: The First Pyramid: 24. The spirit and the tomb; 25. Mud to stone; 26. To make a pyramid; 27. Accommodating Djoser; Part VI. The Pyramids of Sneferu: 28. The Meidum pyramid; 29. The failed pyramid; 30. The jubilee pyramid; 31. The long journey of the spirit; 32. The dark interior; 33. Two last works; 34. Coda: the legacy; Part VII. Planning the Pyramid: 35. Choosing Giza; 36. Levelling the site; 37. The plan inside the pyramid; 38. The plan beside the pyramid; 39. Numbers; 40. Stars; 41. Coda: considering the architecture; Part VIII. Building the Pyramid: 42. In the beginning; 43. Setting the lines; 44. The miniature shafts; 45. The grand gallery; 46. The burial chamber; 47. To the top; 48. After the pyramid; 49. The rites of death; 50. Coda: after Khufu; 51. Stone; 52. Spirit.
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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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