The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Pyramids From the ancient culture that created the pyramids to the excavation sites that have been discovered to date, Verner, a preeminent Egyptologist, recounts the history of ancient Egypt and describes the religious and political beliefs that gave rise to its great monuments. Illustrations throughout.
- Published: 01 November 2002
- Format: Paperback 512 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802139351 ISBN 10: 0802139353
- Sales rank: 570,440
Full description for The Pyramids
Hailed by Science News as "the new seminal text, " The Pyramids is the most up-to-date, comprehensive record of Egypt's ancient monuments to become available in the last six decades. Distinguished Egyptologist Miroslav Verner draws from the research of the earliest Egyptologists as well as the startling discoveries arising from the technological advances of the 1980s and 1990s. His Pyramids offers a clear, authoritative guide to the ancient culture that created the pyramids five thousand years ago without iron or bronze, and with only the most elementary systems of calculation. As he explains the magnitude of this accomplishment, he also traces the stories and ideas of the intrepid scientists who have uncovered them.