The king and his architect decided on the design of the pyramid: how tall. how
wide, and how steep the sides would be. Then the architect did the mathematical
calculations for the design. The ancient Egyptians believed that the stars ...

Author: Joyce Filer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195305213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.


Pyramids in Our World different types We live in a three - dimensional world .
Many things around us have length , width , and height . Any shape that has
length , width , and height is called a solid figure . There are many of solid shapes
and ...

Author: Bonnie Coulter Leech

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404234994

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Introduces the pyramid, including information on how to measure its surface area and height.

The Pyramids

It is both surprising and unfortunate that in recent decades professional
researchers of the pyramids have seldom made their fascinating work accessible
to the general public. There are a few short guides to specific excavation sites
and ...

Author: Miroslav Verner

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782396802

Category: History

Page: 300

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How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique, haunting and perennially fascinating edifices into the context of ancient Egyptian culture and politics.

Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837

Second Pyramid . — Roof in Belzoni's Chamber . Third Pyramid . - Interior .
Temple eastward of the Great Pyramid . Excavation between the Third and Fifth
Pyramids . Campbell's Tomb . Fourth Pyramid . - Interior . Boring the Sphinx .

Author: Richard William Howard Vyse

Publisher: London : J. Fraser


Category: Egypt

Page: 368

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They Built the Pyramids

But isn't this official theory based on the presumed knowledge of the ancient
Egyptians? Numerous Egyptologists agree that we are well acquainted with the
science and the techniques mastered by the Egyptians at the time of the

Author: Joseph Davidovits

Publisher: Geopolymer Institute

ISBN: 2951482027


Page: 288

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Joseph Davidovits explains the intriguing theory that made him famous. He shows how the Pyramids were built by using re-agglomerated stone (a natural limestone treated like a concrete), and not with huge carved blocks, hauled on fragile ramps. Archaeology bears him out, as well as hieroglyphic texts, scientific analysis, religious and historical facts. The author sweeps aside the conventional image which cripples Egyptology and delivers a captivating and surprising view of this civilisation; the first complete presentation on how the pyramids were built. The revelations are sensational, especially when he explains why the pharaohs stopped building great pyramids because of an over-exploitation of raw materials and a likely environmental disaster. He charts the rise of this technology, its apogee at Giza, and the decline. Everything is logical, everything fits into place.

In the Shadow of the Pyramids

The official dogma concerning the king , reflected in the reliefs of the royal
pyramid - complexes and the texts inscribed inside the pyramids , had little in
common with the spiritual life of the majority of the Egyptian population and
would have ...

Author: Jaromír Málek

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806124667

Category: Egypt

Page: 128

View: 419

Irish Wisdom Preserved in Bible and Pyramids

Author: Conor MacDari

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305758


Page: 260

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1923 the solution of the mystery of the pyramids of Egypt has been a problem which has not only puzzled mankind in general during the ages of the past, but which has, as well, mystified the minds of scholars and thinkers even to this our present day. (Th.

The Shape of the Great Pyramid

to that of the upper part of the Bent Pyramid and much smaller than that of the
Great Pyramid. The Great Pyramid From excavations in the surrounding
graveyards and the appearance of the name of Khufwey (Greek name: Cheopsfi)
on a stone ...

Author: Roger Herz-Fischler

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889203245

Category: Architecture

Page: 293

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Many theories surround the geometric and mathematical factors that determined the shape of the Great Pyramid. Herz-Fischler examines and tests the theories of a range of, mostly Victorian, archaeologists, architects, engineers and mathematicians including Jomard, Perring, Ramee and Petrie.


They apparently did not have a written language, so most of what is known about
them comes from their monumental structures (including enormous pyramids),
elaborate pottery, and a few tombs discovered intact. The Moche also created a ...

Author: Charles George

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1601523866

Category: Pyramids

Page: 96

View: 126

Ancient pyramids found throughout the world, especially Egypt and Mesoamerica, have mystified people for centuries. This title explores the controversial theories related to why they were built, who built them, and where did these ancient peoples acquire the necessary technology to construct such mysterious and enormous structures.


in the desert THE WORLD . THEY ARE MORE THAN 4 , 500 YEARS OLD !

Author: Valerie Bodden

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583415634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Introduces pyramids, describing the materials used to build them, their design, location, and the role they played in ancient Egyptian religion and culture.


A few more pyramids flared, but instead of roaring straight up the flames flickered
and lashed backward and forwards, driven by intangible winds. Teppic shook
himself. Come on, he said, 'Let's get you away from here.' “I said we should have

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034669

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 856

'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.' Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Teppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and your treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen...


Pyramids/ by Laura Hamilion Waxman ; illusiraied by Kainryn Miiier. pages om -
— (Everyday 3-D Shapes) Conieni Consuliani: Dr. Paula Maida. ISBN 978-1-
61641-876-2 1. Pyramid (Geomeiry)-Juveni|e IiTeraTure. 2. Snapes--Juvenile ...

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1614789169

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Pyramids, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to pyramids that are found in the world around us.


Nathan Olson. Pyramid Fun Tying four triangle sides together wraps up a tasty
pyramid surprise . . . Tiny silver pyramids decorate a lucky pet '. Pyramid.

Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429600514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 290

Simple text and color photographs introduce pyramid shapes and give examples of pyramids in the real world.


Kremena Spengler. Egypt's first pyramid, the step pyramid of Djoser ><£ J iwP^Jll
|§> The Egyptians built the pyramids west of.

Author: Kremena Spengler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429619155

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 533

"Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built"--Provided by publisher.

Pyramids of the Giza Plateau

During Dynasty III, mud brick was replaced by stone and the mastaba built for
King Djoser was enlarged five times to become the first step pyramid. The two
pyramids which followed, Khaba's and Sekhemket's, were both intended to be
step ...

Author: Charles Rigano

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496952480

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 485

“The most remarkable piece of ground in the World” W. M. Flinders Petrie 1883 The Pyramid Complexes of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure have stood on the Giza Plateau for 4,600 years. They have been scientifically studied for the last 300 years; yet this is the first book that brings together all three into one volume. Here is a complete detailed look at the 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. 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.


Erin Ash Sullivan. for buildings. What pyramids did you see? Photo credits: Cover
: Larry Lee. 16 A pyramid is a good shape.

Author: Erin Ash Sullivan

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 161672594X



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This book is about pyramids and how they have a base, faces, and a point at the top.

The Rough Guide to Cairo the Pyramids

The Pyramids All things dread Time, but Time dreads the Pyramids. Anonymous
proverb For millions of people the Pyramids epitomize Egypt: no other monument
is so instantly recognized the world over. Yet comparatively few foreigners ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405386258

Category: Travel

Page: 280

View: 920

The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this ancient city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Egyptian attractions. Discover Cairo's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only the locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassle and having fun is what this guidebook keeps in mind - so you can experience Cairo at its best. An ancient city and the greatest metropolis in the Middle East, Cairo's bazaars, museums, mosques, tombs and pyramids are covered in detail. Well-informed listings - from authors who have been visiting the city for twenty years - reflect an inside knowledge of the city's hotels, restaurants and entertainment, for every budget. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids.

Cairo and the Pyramids Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt

Externally, the pyramid is remarkable for its largely intact limestone casing,
whose smooth, once pristine white, surface gives a clear impression of how it
once looked. All the Old Kingdom pyramids were originally clad in limestone,
their ...

Author: Dan Richardson

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409335445

Category: Travel

Page: 180

View: 327

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, cultural tips and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.

The Pyramids the Sphinx

The causeway leads from the Pyramid Temple to the Valley Temple , now just a
faint trace in the sand neighboring the modern village cemetery . The Valley
Temple is again similar to the Sphinx temple , but with only one entrance .
Flanking ...

Author: Peter Lacovara

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593730222

Category: Art

Page: 95

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This lavishly illustrated and well-documented book will be an invaluable resource to anyone traveling to or interested in Egypt.

Exploring Pyramids Around the World

of Egypt is a place called Nubia ( NOO - bee - uh ) . Today , Nubia is part of a
country called Sudan . Long ago , the Nubians were neighbors of the ancient ...

Author: Orli Zuravicky

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823989089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book discusses famous pyramids around the world and how to build models of these pyramids.