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Description - The Great Pyramid by John Romer

The Great Pyramid's eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, John Romer describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramid's unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521871662
ISBN-10: 0521871662
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 194mm x 37mm)
Pages: 586
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Romer

John Romer has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt over four decades.

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