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Dk Pub, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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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  - Jmmott - LibraryThing

The Eyewitness Books series is one of my personal favorites. They provide a headfirst dive into a subject with vibrant illustrations and clear explanations of different aspects of the topic. Pyramid ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsarey - LibraryThing

This book is a very good young adult in-depth look at the history of pyramids in Egypt, Nubia and Mexico. Read full review

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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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