James Putnam — Pyramid


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Pyramid - James Putnam

Dorling Kindersley / Eyewitness
An exciting and informative guide to the mysterious monuments of Ancient Egypt and Mexico, in a new paperback edition
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 archaeological 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 pharoahs, 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.
Produced in association with the British Museum, London, Pyramid is a unique and fascinating introduction to the mysteries of these striking and colossal structurs.
— Superb colour photographs of ancient tools, tombs, sculptures, and wall paintings, plus reconstructions of Egyptian and Mexican pyramids, ofer the reader a unique ‘eyewitness’ view of these enigmatic wonders.
— See the first pyramid ever made; a builder’s sketch for a step pyramid; a Mayan pyramid deep in the jungle; the battered head of the Great Sphinx; the pharoah who built the Great Pyramid; the oldest-known religious writings
— Learn why the Bent Pyramid is bent; How the Aztecs sacrificed their victims; why thieves looted the pyramids; why Egyptian Pharoahs were buried with boats; why King Snerfu built four pyramids; what queens’ pyramids are
— Discover the hidden passages of the Great Pyramid; what the sphinx told Thutmose IV in a dream; which pharoah is mentioned in the Bible; hieroglyphic graffiti left by Ancient Egyptian tourists

ISBN: 9780751347449
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