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

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

The Pyramids

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.

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.

Saving the Pyramids

PYRAMIDS. WERE. BUILT,. THEIR. RISE. AND. FALL. MY. FIRST SIGHT OF THE
Great Pyramid of Khufu on the Giza plateau through the trees has always stayed
in my memory. The sheer scale of the monument eclipses all imagination or ...

Author: Peter James

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786832518

Category: History

Page: 176

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Having worked on projects around the world, strengthening and restoring historically significant structures from Windsor Castle to the parliament buildings 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 the world’s oldest pyramid, he now presents some of the more common theories surrounding the ‘collapsing’ pyramid – along with new and innovative projections on the construction of the pyramids and the restoration of some of Cairo’s most monumental structures from the brink of ruin. The decoding of historic construction from a builder’s perspective is examined and explained – at times against many existing theories – and the book provides a new outlook on long-held assumptions, to embrace modern theories in a bid to preserve the past.

The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh

107 Dahshur , Great Pyramid . . . 144 138 Divisions of lists in the tombs . . . 108
Dahshur , South Pyramid . . . . . . 144 | 139 Decimal division of cubit . . . 109
Dahshur , , door . . . . . . 145 140 Values of the digit 110 Mastaba - Pyramids ,
Sakkara ...

Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie

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Category: Egypt

Page: 250

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Around the Pyramids

Antiquity of this City - Its Great Extent - The Pyramids - Cheops - - Its Cham bers -
Around the Pyramids - Purpose of their Construction - Astronomi cal Observation
- - Tombs - Migration of Souls - The Sphynx . · We visited the site of the no less ...

Author: Aaron Ward

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Category: Middle East

Page: 309

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A record of the pyramids a drama

SCENE I . THE CAVE OF PROMETHEUS OPENING ON THE DISTANT VIEW OF
MEMPHIS AND THE PYRAMIDS : PROMETHEUS is discovered gazing on a
Statue which is placed in a Recess of the Cavern . PROMETHEUS . Lo ! it is done
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Author: John Edmund Reade

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The Pyramids of Egypt

Presents a scholarly description of the construction and principal features of the monumental tombs of the pharaohs

Author: Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140136340

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Presents a scholarly description of the construction and principal features of the monumental tombs of the pharaohs

Ancient Egyptians

A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page ...

Author: Rosalie F. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195122216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.

The Pyramids the Sphinx

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

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.


Life and work at the Great pyramid during 1865

PYRAMID MOVING FIGURES — one box . 1 . Village with Figures on the Sands ,
south of Pyramid Hill . 2 . The Cultivated Land of Egypt from the Sand - plain . 3 .
The principal Pyramid Village , and the Eastern or Mokattam Hills in the ...

Author: Charles Piazzi Smyth

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The Pyramids

Discusses how and why the Egyptian pyramids were built, the importance of where they are located, and the decoration of each pyramid.

Author: Jennifer Hellum

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 148

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Discusses how and why the Egyptian pyramids were built, the importance of where they are located, and the decoration of each pyramid.

Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid Ed

... philosophers ' metrological scheme , 37 , 35 savants on the passages of the
Great Pyramid , 305 Further contirmations ... dynasties , table of , 412
hieroglyphics verfils Greek scholarship , 408 Egypto - Arabians held the
Pyramids in esteem ...

Author: Charles Piazzi Smyth

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Category: Pyramids

Page: 526

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Knowledge

Into the space Lino fit a pyramid tetrahedrons , will require 1909 ( 2 , 000 , 001 ) ,
or 666 , 667 , 000 pyramids — i . e . , 1 , 000 more pyramids than tetrahedrons .
Puzzle XXVI . To build up siz octahedrons and eight tetrahedrons having equal ...

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A History of the Ancient World

DESCRIPTION OF THE PYRAMIDS. 97 unless, as some suppose, the ruined
pyramid of Abou-Ruweysh, the northernmost of the whole, be the pyramid of
Wenephes, of the First Dynasty. The next is the “Great Pyramid” of Ghizeh, which
has ...

Author: Philip Smith

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Category: History, Ancient

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Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids

Andreu describes the Egyptians as they spend a day in the marshes with family and friends.

Author: Guillemette Andreu-Lanoe

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801483134

Category: History

Page: 171

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Andreu describes the Egyptians as they spend a day in the marshes with family and friends. They glide on light skiffs through the papyrus plants, stopping occasionally to marvel at the marsh creatures: frogs, butterflies, kingfishers, ibises, herons, lapwings, weasels, and mongooses. Because the marshes also shelter crocodiles and hippopotamuses, the day is not without its perils.

Beneath the Pyramids

"Exploring Egypt's lost underworld for the first time"--Cover.

Author: Andrew Collins

Publisher: ARE Press

ISBN: 0876045719

Category: History

Page: 262

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"Exploring Egypt's lost underworld for the first time"--Cover.


How the Pyramids Were Built

Peter Hodges rejects the long-held view that ramps were used to build the pyramids; his alternative is that it could all have been done with levers. This book explains how and why.

Author: Peter Hodges

Publisher: Egyptology S.

ISBN: 9780856686009

Category: History

Page: 154

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Peter Hodges rejects the long-held view that ramps were used to build the pyramids; his alternative is that it could all have been done with levers. This book explains how and why. First published by Element books in 1989, Aris & Phillips reprinted it in 1993.