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Saving the pyramids : twenty first century engineering and Egypt's ancient monuments

Author: Peter James
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Having worked on projects around the world, strengthening and restoring historically significant structures from Windsor Castle to the parliament building in Canada, Peter James brings insight to the structural engineering of ancient Egypt. After fourteen years working on the historic buildings and temples of Egypt, and most recently on the world's oldest pyramid, he now presents some of the more common theories  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter James
ISBN: 178683250X 9781786832504
OCLC Number: 1014458241
Description: xi, 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The early tears --
1. Tools of the trade --
2. Restoring historic Cairo --
3. Saving the temple of Hibis --
4. The Red pyramid --
5. How the pyramids were built, their rise and fall --
The step pyramid.
Responsibility: Peter James.

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This book provides new and innovative theories into the construction of Egypt's ancient pyramids and the restoration of some of Cairo's most monumental structures from the brink of ruin. The decoding  Read more...

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