Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs of the Old and Middle Kingdoms
The Egyptian pyramids are iconic images of ancient Egyptian civilisation and mythology. This book traces the early development of ancient pyramids and tombs, from the Mastaba burial tombs of the first dynasty, to the Great Pyramid of the fourth. Also exploring the lesser-known pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, the author discusses the construction methods involved and reveals the elaborate decorations used to celebrate the afterlife. With photographs of original Egyptian artwork found within these monuments, Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs provides insight into an ancient Egyptian world that continues to fascinate people to today.
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Abusir Abydos Amenemhat Amenemhat III architecture Aswan blocks boat burials brick building built burial chamber buried carved causeway cemetery chapel colonnade constructed contained Dahshur decorated with reliefs Djoser Dynasty mastabas Dynasty tombs east side Egypt Exploration Society Egyptian Egyptology enclosure wall excavated false door feet Fifth and Sixth Fourth Dynasty funerary meal Gallery Giza granite ground level Hawara Khasekhemwy king magazines mastaba tombs Menkaure Mentuhotep metres Meydum pyramid Middle Kingdom monument mortuary temple mud-brick Museum north side offering niche offering room Old Kingdom panelled Pepi Peribsen Plan private mastabas private tombs pyramid at Dahshur pyramid of Khaefre Pyramid of Khufu Pyramid Texts ramp reign relief decoration roof royal tombs Sahure Saqqara Second Dynasty Section Sekhemkhet Sesostris shaft Shepseskaf Sixth Dynasty sloping corridor Snefru south tomb stairway Step Pyramid stone subsidiary pyramid substructure superstructure Telephone Third Dynasty tomb robbers tumulus tunnelled Tura limestone Umm el-Qa'ab valley temple wooden