The Complete Pyramids

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - History - 256 pages
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There is a vast range of books on Egypt on the market at present, and it is often hard to make a choice between them; most have a decent text, and one can hardly avoid beautiful illustrations on such a subject. However if you are particularly interested in the pyramids, this may be the book for you. It claims comprehensiveness in being the first fully illustrated survey of all Egypt's pyramids, the text is well-written and based on up-to-date research, and the author is an expert in this field. There is information on many aspects of the pyramids; the legends surrounding them, the activities of archaeologists, the towns which grew around them, the priests and servants who had responsibility for them, and most of all the construction and craftsmanship of the structures themselves. The text is accompanied by many useful explanatory and reconstructive illustrations.

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Come on, what can you say? It's a classic. Must-read for anyone interested in the pyramids of Egypt. Great detail, wonderful context, fantastic pictures, this book is phenomenal. Particularly delightful given Lehner's start in Egyptology.

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I adore pyramids. I do rather wish for a dark and bat guano-filled substructure just for me, but I suppose that's too much to wish for at this point. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Mark Lehner is Research Associate at The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has been Director of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project since 1984.

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