Mark Lehner brings his many years of field research in Egypt to this definitive book. He examines the pyramids in unprecedented detail, covering the practical aspects—the quarries, ramps, and tools used in construction—as well as the conceptual ones.Professor Lehner surveys and describes the pyramids across their 3,000-year history, as well as explaining the rituals and myMark Lehner brings his many years of field research in Egypt to this definitive book. He examines the pyramids in unprecedented detail, covering the practical aspects—the quarries, ramps, and tools used in construction—as well as the conceptual ones.Professor Lehner surveys and describes the pyramids across their 3,000-year history, as well as explaining the rituals and mythology, the history of travelers, looters, and archaeologists, and the ways in which the pyramids were an integral part of the Egyptian state.The hundreds of illustrations include computer reconstructions and specially commissioned artists' perspective views of the pyramids and their interior chambers. The book is at once a definitive sourcebook and an entertaining guide for scholars, students, and travelers....
|Title||:||The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries Reviews
The beautiful and detailed pictures and diagrams are the only saving grace for this book. The author constantly lost me with his writing style. He wrote as if we were there looking at each pyramid. I have read several other books in the topics but archaeologists and egyptologists and they are all better than this one. The book is now outdated due to many recent findings.
This really is the book you want to pick up for a "complete" look at the pyramids. It begins with an overview of the culture, religion and geography that lead to the building of these structures, and then provides a complete survey of Ancient Egyptian pyramids (considering this was published in 1997, it may be missing some of the more recent finds, but it's still pretty impressive). There's also an incredible section detailing the possible ways the pyramids were built, and a brief exploration of the pyramid today. Lehner writes with authority and is easily to read, though he lost me a bit with the mathematics and science-y stuff.
It is a must, for anyone interested in ancient Egypt, since this archeologist was excavated more then anyone, but his vision is very tradicional. No controversy is explore here. Everything has an answer.
One of the best,if not the best,description of pyramids and the Egyptians who built them.
More focused on the old kingdom complexes
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.