The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

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Grove Press, 2001 - 495 من الصفحات
The pyramids of Egypt are a perennial source of fascination, wonder, and mystery. Yet there has not been an updated, complete introduction to the pyramids published in decades. This ambitious and exhaustive book offers an unparalleled guide to these incredible structures -- from the ancient culture that created them to the excavation sites that have been discovered to date. Miroslav Verner, a preeminent Egyptologist, recounts the history of ancient Egypt and describes the religious and political beliefs that gave rise to its great pyramids. He illuminates the technical, material, and organizational brilliance of the architects and workers who built these structures 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, Verner also traces the history of the pyramids' discovery and the endless myths and theories about who built them and why. The Pyramids is packed with fascinating information and insights, complemented by more than two hundred illustrative line drawings and photographs. Accessibly written and based on the most current research and findings, it is more comprehensive than any other book in print. It will likely become the definitive book on the subject, one that will appeal to experts and general audiences alike. - Publisher.
 

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The pyramids: the mystery culture, and science of Egypt's great monuments

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Director of the Egyptology Institute of Charles University in Prague and leader of the Czech excavations at Abusir's Fifth Dynasty pyramid field, Verner has assembled the first comprehensive study of ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

BEFORE THE PYRAMIDS
15
KINGSHIP AND STATE DOGMA
20
THE TOMBS OF THE EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD
22
THE WAY TO ETERNITY RITUAL AND CULT
28
The Worship of the Dead
35
The Pyramid Texts
37
The Pyramid Complex The Dead Pharaohs Residence
43
The Testimony of the Temple Archives
52
Menkauhors ? Headless Pyramid
318
Djedkares Pyramid
320
The Pyramid of the Unknown Queen
325
Unass Pyramid
328
THE SIXTH DYNASTY THE END OF AN ERA
336
Teds Pyramid
338
Khuits Pyramid
344
Iput Is Pyramid
345

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PYRAMIDS
60
Expeditions to the Quarries
62
Sun and Stars Poles and Ropes
64
The Secret Lies in the Organization of the Work
71
Lifting Devices or Ramps?
78
Craftsmens Guilds in Abusir
89
Outlook
95
THE OLD KINGDOM THIRD TO SIXTH DYNASTY
101
Sekhemkhets Step Pyramid
137
Khabas ? Layer Pyramid
144
Lepsius Pyramid ? No 1
147
THE FOURTH DYNASTY THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT
149
Snefrus Pyramid in Meidum
155
Small Step Pyramids End of the Third Dynasty and Beginning of the Fourth Dynasty
164
ZAWIYET ELMEIYITIN
165
NAQADA
166
EDFU
168
Snefrus Bent Pyramid
170
Snefrus Red Pyramid
179
The Great Pyramid of Khufu
185
Djedefres Pyramid
213
Khafres Pyramid
219
The Great Sphinx
230
Bakas ? Pyramid
236
Menkaures Pyramid
240
Shepseskafs Mastabat Faraun
250
Khentkaues Is Step Tomb
255
THE FIFTH DYNASTY WHEN THE SUN RULED
261
Userkafs Pyramid
270
Sahures Pyramid
276
Neferirkares Pyramid
287
Khentkaues IIs Pyramid
293
Neferefres Unfinished Pyramid
297
Shepseskares ? Unfinished Pyramid
306
Niuserres Pyramid
307
Lepsius Pyramid No 24
315
Pepi Is Pyramid
347
Nebuunets Pyramid
352
InenekIntis Pyramid
353
The Southwestern Pyramid
354
The Pyramids of Meretites Ankhesenpepi II and Ankhesenpepi III
355
Merenre Is Pyramid
356
Pepi IIs Pyramid
358
Neiths Pyramid
363
Iput IIs Pyramid
365
Udjebtens Pyramid
366
THE FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD SEVENTH DYNASTY TO THE BEGINNING OF THE ELEVENTH
369
The Eighth Dynasty Ibis Pyramid
373
The Ninth and Tenth Dynasties The Monumental Tomb in Dara
375
THE MIDDLE KINGDOM ELEVENTH TO TWELFTH DYNASTY?
377
The Eleventh Dynasty Mentuhotep IIs Terraced Tomb
384
The Twelfth Dynasty From Stone to Mudbricks
392
SENUSRET IS PYRAMID
395
AMENEMHET IIS PYRAMID
402
SENUSRET IIS PYRAMID
405
SENUSRET IIIS PYRAMID
412
AMENEMHET IIIS PYRAMID IN DAHSHUR
417
AMENEMHET IIIS PYRAMID IN HAWARA
423
THE NORTH AND SOUTH PYRAMIDS IN MAZGHUNA
428
THE SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD THIRTEENTH TO SEVENTEENTH DYNASTY
430
The Thirteenth Dynasty The Twilight of the Pyramids
433
KHENDJERS PYRAMID AND THE ANONYMOUS PYRAMID IN SOUTH SAQQARA
435
POSTSCRIPT
439
THE SECRET OF THE PYRAMIDS
445
BASIC DIMENSIONS OF THE PYRAMIDS
457
EGYPTOLOGISTS AND PYRAMID SCHOLARS
463
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF RULERS AND DYNASTIES
469
GLOSSARY
473
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
477
NAME INDEX
481
PLACES INDEX
489
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