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The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries
by Mark Lehner
For centuries the pyramids have inspired passionate theories about their origins, purpose and method of construction. In this fully work on the major pyramids of Ancient Egypt, the author surveys the history, building and use of the pyramids. He examines both the practicalities and logostics of their construction and their conceptual aspects - their cosmology and iconograp ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 256 pages
Published November 24th 1997 by Thames & Hudson
(first published 1997)
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The beautiful and detailed pictures and diagrams are the only saving grace for this book. The author constantly lost me with his writing style. He wrote as if we were there looking at each pyramid. I have read several other books in the topics but archaeologists and egyptologists and they are all better than this one. The book is now outdated due to many recent findings.
This really is the book you want to pick up for a "complete" look at the pyramids. It begins with an overview of the culture, religion and geography that lead to the building of these structures, and then provides a complete survey of Ancient Egyptian pyramids (considering this was published in 1997, it may be missing some of the more recent finds, but it's still pretty impressive). There's also an incredible section detailing the possible ways the pyramids were built, and a brief exploration of ...more