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Miroslav Verner - The Pyramids (Their Archaeology and History) (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

Over the past two decades, archaeologists have made huge strides in their understanding of the pyramids. They have uncovered edifices buried for centuries under the desert sand and new technology has enabled them to conduct extensive investigations of the pharaohs' tombs.

These discoveries have enabled us to answer some of the fundamental questions that have been asked about the pyramids for centuries: how did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture?

What culture, politics, and religion stood behind this extraordinary achievement?

Details
  • Format : Standard, Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
  • Published : 1997 (This Ed. 2002 - 1st UK Ed.)
  • ISBN : 9781903809457
  • SKU : B000693
  • PPC : SP720gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Verner moulds all known science and history on the subject into a fascinating and accessible introduction - essential reading." - Sunday Times.

"A detailed, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable introduction to the pyramid-building age which will appeal to both experts and first-time Egyptologists alike. Here the mysteries of the pyramids and their readers are laid bare. It is a fascinating story." - Joyce Tyldesley, author of Nefertiti.

"Refreshing and thorough" - Scotland on Sunday.

"The new seminal text on this subject" - Science News.

The Author

Miroslav Verner is a Czech Egyptologist, who specializes in the history and archaeology of Ancient Egypt of the Old Kingdom and especially of the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt.