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

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Grove Press, 2001 - 495 من الصفحات
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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

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BEFORE THE PYRAMIDS
15
KINGSHIP AND STATE DOGMA
20
THE TOMBS OF THE EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD
24
THE WAY TO ETERNITY RITUAL AND CULT
30
The Worship of the Dead
37
The Pyramid Texts
39
The Pyramid Complex The Dead Pharaohs Residence
45
The Testimony of the Temple Archives
54
Lepsius Pyramid No 24
319
Menkauhors ? Headless Pyramid
322
Djedkares Pyramid
324
The Pyramid of the Unknown Queen
329
Unass Pyramid
332
THE SIXTH DYNASTY THE END OF AN ERA
340
Teds Pyramid
342
Khuits Pyramid
348

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PYRAMIDS
62
Expeditions to the Quarries
64
Sun and Stars Poles and Ropes
68
The Secret Lies in the Organization of the Work
75
Lifting Devices or Ramps?
82
Craftsmens Guilds in Abusir
93
Outlook
99
THE OLD KINGDOM THIRD TO SIXTH DYNASTY
105
DJOSERS STEP PYRAMID
108
Sekhemkhets Step Pyramid
141
Khabas ? Layer Pyramid
148
Lepsius Pyramid ? No 1
151
THE FOURTH DYNASTY THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT
153
Snefrus Pyramid in Meidum
159
Small Step Pyramids End of the Third Dynasty and Beginning of the Fourth Dynasty
168
ZAWIYET ELMEIYITIN
169
NAQADA
170
EDFU
172
Snefrus Bent Pyramid
174
Snefrus Red Pyramid
183
The Great Pyramid of Khufu
189
Djedefres Pyramid
217
Khafres Pyramid
223
The Great Sphinx
234
Bakas ? Pyramid
240
Menkaures Pyramid
242
Shepseskafs Mastabat Faraun
254
Khentkaues Is Step Tomb
259
THE FIFTH DYNASTY WHEN THE SUN RULED
265
Userkafs Pyramid
274
Sahures Pyramid
280
Neferirkares Pyramid
291
Khentkaues IIs Pyramid
297
Neferefres Unfinished Pyramid
301
Shepseskares ? Unfinished Pyramid
310
Niuserres Pyramid
311
Iput Is Pyramid
349
Pepi Is Pyramid
351
Nebuunets Pyramid
356
InenekIntis Pyramid
357
The Southwestern Pyramid
358
The Pyramids of Meretites Ankhesenpepi II and Ankhesenpepi III
359
Merenre Is Pyramid
360
Pepi IIs Pyramid
362
Neiths Pyramid
367
Iput IIs Pyramid
369
Udjebtens Pyramid
370
THE FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD SEVENTH DYNASTY TO THE BEGINNING OF THE ELEVENTH
373
The Eighth Dynasty Ibis Pyramid
377
The Ninth and Tenth Dynasties The Monumental Tomb in Dara
379
THE MIDDLE KINGDOM ELEVENTH TO TWELFTH DYNASTY?
381
The Eleventh Dynasty Mentuhotep IIs Terraced Tomb
388
The Twelfth Dynasty From Stone to Mudbricks
396
SENUSRET IS PYRAMID
399
AMENEMHET IIS PYRAMID
406
SENUSRET IIS PYRAMID
409
SENUSRET IIIS PYRAMID
416
AMENEMHET IIIS PYRAMID IN DAHSHUR
421
AMENEMHET IIIS PYRAMID IN HAWARA
427
THE NORTH AND SOUTH PYRAMIDS IN MAZGHUNA
432
THE SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD THIRTEENTH TO SEVENTEENTH DYNASTY
434
The Thirteenth Dynasty The Twilight of the Pyramids
437
KHENDJERS PYRAMID AND THE ANONYMOUS PYRAMID IN SOUTH SAQQARA
439
POSTSCRIPT
443
THE SECRET OF THE PYRAMIDS
449
BASIC DIMENSIONS OF THE PYRAMIDS
461
EGYPTOLOGISTS AND PYRAMID SCHOLARS
467
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF RULERS AND DYNASTIES
473
GLOSSARY
477
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
481
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