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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Jul 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Here is a unique and fascinating guide to the massive and mysterious pyramids - from the phenomenal tombs of Egypt's pharaohs to the majestic temples of Mexico. Superb colour photographs of pyramids and temples, and the artefacts found within them, offer a unique 'eyewitness' view of these great structures and the people who built them.
See the pyramids at Giza that have stood for more than 4,500 years, statues of pharaohs and workers, religious texts written on stone and papyrus, and reconstructions of the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara. Learn about the riddles surrounding the pyramids, how the pyramids could have been built, and why pharaohs were buried with boats. Discover the hidden passages of the Great Pyramid, why bloody rituals were a vital part of Mayan life, and what archaeological finds have revealed about life on the banks of the Nile.
Explore the mysteries of these striking and colossal structures and the amazing feat of their construction.
This revised and updated interactive edition features a reference section and a giant wallchart to put up and display.

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User Review  - scnelson - LibraryThing

This book is an old friend, a magnificently illustrated story of how the pyramids were built, or as close to our understanding of it came at the time. While it is a bit dated, the pictures of the ... Read full review

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I used to love these books when I was a kid. Turns out they're still pretty awesome. Read full review

About the author (2011)

James Putnam has been a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University and Curator of the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Program at the British Museum.

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