The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments
Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 01/12/2007 - 512 من الصفحات
A “richly illustrated . . . engaging, lucid account” of Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, what we know about them now, what we don’t, and what is still debated today (Kirkus Reviews).
Hailed by Science News as “the new seminal text,” The Pyramids is a comprehensive record of Egypt’s most awe-inspiring monuments and what Egyptologists now know about them today—from their construction and purpose to the culture that surrounded them. Distinguished Egyptologist Miroslav Verner draws from the research of the earliest Egyptologists as well as the startling discoveries made with late twentieth century technology.
Here you will find 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 Verner explains the magnitude of this accomplishment, he also traces the stories and ideas of the intrepid scientists who uncovered the mysteries of the pyramids.
“Editor’s Choice . . . this comprehensive volume details everything you ever wanted to know about pyramids.” —Rosemary Herbert, Boston Herald
“Displays both a deep respect for the research of Egyptologists and a comprehensive knowledge of it . . . An important, comprehensive resource for the study of those most mysteriously, enduringly impressive structures.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An accessible introduction to the culture of the ancient Egyptians.” —Die Welt
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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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Abusir Amenemhet ancient Egyptian Angle of inclination antechamber archaeological archaeologist axis Bent Pyramid Borchardt built burial chamber Cairo causeway ceiling chapel construction core courtyard cult pyramid Dahshur decorated discovered discovery Djedkare’s Djoser’s east Egyptologists entrance excavations false door Fifth Dynasty fragments Giza ground plan II’s pyramid III’s inclination of walls inscription investigation Khafre’s Khentkaues Khufu’s king king’s Lauer Length of sides Lepsius limestone limestone blocks Lower Egypt mastaba Meidum Menkaure’s mortuary temple mudbricks necropolis Neferefre Neferefre’s Neferirkare’s niches Nile Niuserre’s north-south offering hall Old Kingdom originally papyrus Pepi II’s perimeter wall Petrie pharaoh pink granite pyra pyramid complex pyramid texts pyramidion queen ramp reconstruction reign remains ritual royal tombs ruler Sahure’s Saqqara sarcophagus sed festival Senusret Senusret III shaft Shepseskaf sides of base Snefru statue stela Step Pyramid stone storerooms structure substructure symbolic tion tomb complex Unas’s underground Upper Userkaf valley temple west wall