The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited.

Romer, John.

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A refreshing and distinctive approach which describes exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built, while also illuminating many aspects of Old Kingdom Egypt and ancient cultures generally. Very well illustrated in colour and b/w. From CUP.


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The Great Pyramid's eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, John Romer describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramid's unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu.

Book Details

Author Romer, John.
Format HC
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 586
Illustrations 194 b/w illus. 40 colour illus.
Publish Date 19/03/2007
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 152