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The Pyramids of Egypt (Penguin Archaeology)

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Dr Edwards draws both on his research and on the work of many archaeologists who have dug in Egypt. Surveying 1000 years of pyramid-building, he charts the rise and decline of the pyramids as funerary monuments, from the mastabas of the first and second dynasties and the step pyramids to the archaic and backward-looking efforts of the Middle Kingdom, and discusses the ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 352 pages
Published February 4th 1986 by Penguin Books (first published 1946)
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Although very clearly outdated, the book deals with the pyramids of Ancient Egyptians and the history outlining the building of these pyramids. The book also tried to explain the religious interpretations that led to the building of pyramidal tombs and why they were abandoned later on.

The author is quite reserved in his conjecture over matters for which no conclusive evidence have been uncovered.
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Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards CBE, FBA— known as I. E. S. Edwards— was an English Egyptologist considered to be a leading expert on the pyramids.

Edwards attended Merchant Taylors' School where he studied Hebrew and later at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Cambridge University, gaining a 'First' in Oriental Languages. He was awarded the William Wright studentship in Arabic and received his
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