Pyramid

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Dk Pub, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
3 Reviews
Presents a look at pyramids around the world, including those in Egypt, Sudan, and Central America. The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt have stood for over 4,500 years, and the amazing feat of their construction is shrouded in mystery. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tries to answer some of the riddles about them and the people who built them. Discover what archeological finds have revealed about life on the banks of the Nile during the Pyramid Age. See the pyramids and temples of Egypt and Mexico in breathtaking detail, as well as statues of pharaohs, officials, workers, and religious texts written on stone and papyrus thousands of years ago. Reconstructions show the step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, the interior passages of the Great Pyramid, and a pyramid being built. Pyramid is a unique and fascinating introduction to the mysteries of these striking and colossal structures.

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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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User Review  - Reenie Peppers - Goodreads

Themes: pyramid cultural significance, pyramid construction, ancient Egypt, Mayan pyramids, Aztec pyramids, modern pyramids Activities: collaborative lesson with World History teacher, art lesson using different materials to construct a pyramid, find other pyramid inspired modern architecture Read full review

About the author (2004)

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.

Peter Hayman is a recognised leader in the fine art of bird illustration. He was trained as an architect, which has enabled him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form and made him a widely published illustrator of birds.

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