The Egyptian Pyramids

This generously illustrated work is the most complete reference book ever published on these fascinating and compelling structures of the ancient world.

Author: J. P. Lepre

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786429554

Category: History

Page: 341

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This generously illustrated work is the most complete reference book ever published on these fascinating and compelling structures of the ancient world. Facts on each of the 42 pharaohs and the monuments they constructed (and commentary from the author who has extensively explored them) include all elements of each pyramid complex that have been discovered, and whether a sarcophagus and mummy have been located. Cross-sectional diagrams and floor plans are provided for all pyramids so far uncovered, as well as photographs where available. Longer essays discuss in painstaking detail the unusual features of such as the Bent Pyramid of Pharaoh Sneferu and the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu. Eight appendices include a comparison of Egyptian to Aztec and Mayan pyramids; and notable pyramid authors and explorers. The resulting book offers solutions to many of the intriguing mysteries long associated with the pyramids in addition to tantalizing suggestions of discoveries yet to be made.

The Great Pyramid

Looks at the design and construction of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521871662

Category: Architecture

Page: 564

View: 345

Looks at the design and construction of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

Pyramids

Telling the story of the pyramids from their earliest beginnings, this volume describes not only the pyramids themselves but the whole complex of temples and walls that surrounded every one, and the stories of the kings and builders who ...

Author: Joyce Filer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195305213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 866

Telling the story of the pyramids from their earliest beginnings, this volume describes not only the pyramids themselves but the whole complex of temples and walls that surrounded every one, and the stories of the kings and builders who created them.

Where Are the Great Pyramids

In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how ...

Author: Dorothy Hoobler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399539670

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 380

The Great Pyramids of Egypt--all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made. Easy to read and scrupulously researched, this explores the mysteries that have attracted countless visitors to the pyramids for centuries.

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids

A catalog of an exhibition highlighting ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999079

Category: Art

Page: 536

View: 833

A catalog of an exhibition highlighting ancient Egyptian art and architecture.




Pyramids of the Giza Plateau

In this book Charles Rigano combines both his on-site examinations and study of more than 200 references from the early explorers to the recent Egyptologists to form a complete picture of the Pyramid Complexes.

Author: Charles Rigano

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496952499

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 496

The most remarkable piece of ground in the World as Flinders Petrie described the Giza Plateau. Here the Pyramid Complexes of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure have stood for 4,600 years. The Giza pyramids have been scientifically studied for the last 300 years; now for the first time all three are brought together in one book. Virtually all contemporary "pyramid" books address only Khufu's Great Pyramid. This book provides a complete detailed look at all three Giza pyramids and their complexes: the Sphinx, subsidiary pyramids, temples, boat pits, and enclosures. The descriptions are supplemented by almost 300 photos and drawings to provide the reader a detail look which can only be surpassed by being there in person with a very knowledgeable guide. But it is not just descriptions as the complexes are today, but how the early explorers entered the pyramids and what they found. In addition Charles Rigano provides new ideas on: * How Khufu was interred in his Great Pyramid. * How the first robbers gained entry and robbed Khufu's pyramid. * How Caliph Al Mamun in 820AD really penetrated the Great Pyramid. * Why Heterpheres "tomb" is at Giza. * Why there is a field of stone bases near Khafre's Pyramid. * The initial smaller plan for Khafre's Pyramid. * Conclusive evidence that ties the Sphinx to Khafre. * How Menkaure's Burial Chamber and Inclined Passage were built. In this book Charles Rigano combines both his on-site examinations and study of more than 200 references from the early explorers to the recent Egyptologists to form a complete picture of the Pyramid Complexes. This material is available nowhere else in a single volume.

The World s Most Amazing Pyramids

Where is the Pyramid of Kukulcan located? How did the Pyramid of Inscriptions get its name? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing pyramids!

Author: Ann Weil

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406227609

Category: Pyramids

Page: 32

View: 390

Which pyramid had human sacrifices buried alive in each of its corners? Where is the Pyramid of Kukulcan located? How did the Pyramid of Inscriptions get its name? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing pyramids!

Giza and the Pyramids

Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired the most extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, finally, in this prestigious publication, is the full story as told by the evidence on the ground, by the leading ...

Author: Mark Lehner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500051894

Category:

Page: 560

View: 701

For more than 4,000 years the pyramids of Giza have stood like giant question marks that have intrigued and endlessly fascinated people. Who exactly built them? When? Why? And how did they create these colossal structures? But the pyramids are not a complete mystery - the stones, the hieroglyphs, the landscape and even the layers of sand and debris hold stories for us to read. Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with over four decades of involvement with Giza, provide their unique and personal insight into the site, bringing together all the information and evidence to create a record unparalleled in its detail and scope. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries and even teeming towns of the living. All are described in detail here and brought back to life, with hundreds of illustrations including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired the most extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, finally, in this prestigious publication, is the full story as told by the evidence on the ground, by the leading authorities on the site.

The Pyramids

One of the world's leading Egyptologists discusses the pyramids in great detail, peeling back the layers of these ancient, remarkable structures to reveal something about the civilization that built them. Reprint.

Author: Miroslav Verner

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802139351

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 339

One of the world's leading Egyptologists discusses the pyramids in great detail, peeling back the layers of these ancient, remarkable structures to reveal something about the civilization that built them. Reprint.

Books Written in Stone

Their theories are examined and compared to a new vision that answers not just some of the questions about the Great Pyramid but all of them as revealed in Books Written in Stone: Enoch the Seer, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Last Days.

Author: J. Marc. Merrill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468531700

Category: Religion

Page: 436

View: 157

The Great Pyramid--mysteries abound . . . For example: Why was the subterranean chamber apparently abandoned and yet it is larger than the Queen's Chamber and the King's Chamber combined? Why is there a pit in the floor of the subterranean chamber, and why does the narrow passage that snakes south off the subterranean chamber come to a sudden end after 53 feet? Why was sand from the Sinai hidden behind the wall of the horizontal passage to the Queen's Chamber, and why is there a sudden drop in that passage? Why was the Grand Gallery built so large in comparison to the ascending passage, and why are the slots in the ramps of the Grand Gallery empty? Why was the antechamber to the King's Chamber built with both limestone and granite blocks, and what purpose could the so-called Granite Leaf have served? Egyptologists, pyramidologists, and others outside these two camps have attempted to explain such anomalies. Their theories are examined and compared to a new vision that answers not just some of the questions about the Great Pyramid but all of them as revealed in Books Written in Stone: Enoch the Seer, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Last Days.

The Great Pyramid Hoax

Using evidence from the time of the discovery of these “quarry marks”--including surveys, facsimile drawings and Vyse’s private field notes--along with high definition photos of the actual marks, Scott Creighton reveals how and why ...

Author: Scott Creighton

Publisher: Bear

ISBN: 9781591437895

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 156

Reveals how the only hard evidence that dates the Great Pyramid--the quarry marks discovered by Colonel Vyse in 1837--was forged • Includes evidence from the time of the discovery of the marks: Vyse’s private field notes, surveys, facsimile drawings, and eye-witness testimony • Explains why Vyse was driven to perpetrate a fraud inside the Great Pyramid • Examines recent chemical analysis of the marks and high-definition photos to reveal errors and other anomalies within the forged Khufu cartouche Despite millennia of fame, the origins of the Great Pyramid of Giza are shrouded in mystery. Believed to be the tomb of an Egyptian king, even though no remains have ever been found, its construction date of roughly 2550 BCE is tied to only one piece of evidence: the crudely painted marks within the pyramid’s hidden chambers that refer to the 4th Dynasty king Khufu, discovered in 1837 by Colonel Howard Vyse and his team. Using evidence from the time of the discovery of these “quarry marks”--including surveys, facsimile drawings and Vyse’s private field notes--along with high definition photos of the actual marks, Scott Creighton reveals how and why the marks were faked. He investigates the anomalous and contradictory orthography of the quarry marks through more than 75 photos and illustrations, showing how they radically depart from the established canon of quarry marks from this period. He explains how the orientation of the Khufu cartouche contradicts ancient Egyptian writing convention and how one of the signs is from a later period. Analyzing Vyse’s private diary, he reveals Vyse’s forgery instructions to his two assistants, Raven and Hill, and what the anachronistic sign should have been. He examines recent chemical analysis of the marks along with the eye-witness testimony of Humphries Brewer, who worked with Vyse at Giza in 1837 and saw forgery take place. Exploring Vyse’s background, including his electoral fraud to become a member of the British Parliament, he explains why he was driven to perpetrate a fraud inside the Great Pyramid. Proving Zecharia Sitchin’s claim that the quarry marks are forgeries and removing the only physical evidence that dates the Great Pyramid’s construction to the reign of Khufu, Creighton’s study strikes down one of the most fundamental assertions of orthodox Egyptologists and reopens long-standing questions about the Great Pyramid’s true age, who really built it, and why.

Engineering the Pyramids

Using archaeological records and the basic principles of engineering, Dick Parry provides an account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organization needed and insights into why the pyramids were designed as they were ...

Author: Dick Parry

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752495135

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 644

Using archaeological records and the basic principles of engineering, Dick Parry provides an account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organization needed and insights into why the pyramids were designed as they were.

Giza and the Pyramids

This book is the most thorough and up-to-date report ever written about the ancient site of Giza.

Author: Mark Lehner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780226425696

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 642

This book is the most thorough and up-to-date report ever written about the ancient site of Giza. Authors Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, with more than four decades of collective involvement with Giza, here provide their unique insights into the site, bringing together a massive amount of information and evidence to make this book a record unparalleled in detail and scope. We may think of the pyramids as rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, yet they were originally surrounded by temples, tombs, vast cemeteries, and teeming towns of the living. All are brought to life in vivid detail with hundreds of illustrations, including detailed photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects as well as plans, reconstructions, and the latest images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans.

Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs

This book traces the evolution of tombs from the First and Second Dynasties, through to the step pyramids and the Great pyramids at Giza. Includes discussion on materials and methods.

Author: Philip J. Watson

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 515

This book traces the evolution of tombs from the First and Second Dynasties, through to the step pyramids and the Great pyramids at Giza. Includes discussion on materials and methods.

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders features sixteen pages of color photos and a special appendix, "Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza," in which Schoch provides his most up-to-date evidence of the Sphinx's older origins.

Author: Robert M. Schoch

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 338

View: 804

Is it a mere coincidence that pyramids are found across our globe? Did cultures ranging across vast spaces in geography and time, such as the ancient Egyptians; early Buddhists; the Maya, Inca, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations of the Americas; the Celts of the British Isles; and even the Mississippi Indians of pre-Columbian Illinois, simply dream the same dreams and envision the same structures? Scientist and tenured university professor Robert M. Schoch-one of the world's preeminent geologists in recasting the date of the Great Sphinx-believes otherwise. In this dramatic and meticulously reasoned book, Schoch, like anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl in his classic Kon-Tiki, argues that ancient cultures traveled great distances by sea. Indeed, he believes that primeval sailors traveled from the Eastern continent, primarily Southeast Asia, and spread the idea of pyramids across the Earth, involving the human species in a far greater degree of contact and exchange than experts have previously thought possible. Voyages of the Pyramid Builders features sixteen pages of color photos and a special appendix, "Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza," in which Schoch provides his most up-to-date evidence of the Sphinx's older origins.

Mysteries of the Egyptian Pyramids

Massive pyramids tower over the Giza Plateau near Cairo, Egypt.

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 1512468436

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 207

Massive pyramids tower over the Giza Plateau near Cairo, Egypt. Built in the Bronze Age, these immense stone structures were engineered with remarkable precision. How did the ancient Egyptians construct them without the use of modern tools? Why were they built? Throughout the centuries, historians and archaeologists have studied the pyramids and other Egyptian artifacts in search of possible answers to these questions. The pyramids are filled with mysterious doors and passageways—what other secrets and treasures might lie inside? Find out more about the myths, science, and technology surrounding the creation and exploration of the Egyptian pyramids.

Pyramids

Tom Scheffler discovers that Pilgrim, a man feared by Tom's uncle, is returning on a ship that travels through space and time, and becomes involved in a confrontation with the monstrous gods of ancient Egypt

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: New York : Baen Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks

ISBN: 9780671656096

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 243

Tom Scheffler discovers that Pilgrim, a man feared by Tom's uncle, is returning on a ship that travels through space and time, and becomes involved in a confrontation with the monstrous gods of ancient Egypt