How the Great Pyramid Was Built
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How the Great Pyramid Was Built

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Going beyond even the expertise of archaeologists and historians, world-class engineer Craig B. Smith explores the planning and engineering behind the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza. How would the ancient Egyptians have developed their building plans, devised work schedules, managed laborers, solved specific design and engineering problems, or even improvised on the job?...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 17th 2004 by Smithsonian Books
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this book displays the aspects of the great pyramid of Giza. the pyramid of Giza is the largest pyramid in Egypt. in the book you can learn a vast majority of language and facts about the pyramids and about Egypt. also it showed me what the time was like and what the people had to go through.the pyramid of Giza is a fascinating topic and should be more looked into.

this book was very good and more people should read it it was very interesting how the pyramids were made and kept in such grate sh...more
(From my Amazon review): The reader will have one question in mind after finishing "How the Great Pyramid Was Built": is this a book about Ancient Egypt, utilizing the tools of project management? Or a book about project management, using the Great Pyramid as an extended example? However, the answer is probably moot. Both project managers and Egyptophiles will gain excellent insights from reading Craig Smith's book. Dr. Zahi Hawass, the director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, pr...more
Oct 03, 2009 Mike rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
This is a book you read because you are interested in both the topic (The Great Pyramid) and the approach (i.e. understanding how it was put there).

In the last 10-15 years there have been several books and television shows about the pyramids and probably construction methods. This book was published a few years ago and the author did contribute to the field both with articles and in television before that, so it was not really a ground-breaking explanation for me. However, the thouroughness and...more
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• How the Great Pyramid Was Built is a significant book for students, scholars, and the general public. The author explains the history and the development of the pyramids from the mastaba to the step pyramid to a true pyramid. Craig Smith was motivated to write this book because of his engineering background, and he has accomplished something quite remarkable. By looking at the Great Pyramid as a straightforward construction project—something never done before to this level of detail—he has ind...more
We don't know for sure how they were built. We may never know, unless the aliens who build them return to our planet and show us. But this offers a nice engineering perspective on the ancient puzzle, in accessible style.
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May 19, 2012 Marts (Thinker) marked it as sounds-interesting  ·  review of another edition
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... wow, this sounds really cool and interesting, the construction of such in so ancient of times is truly a marvel...
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