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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

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The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.

Egyptian Pyramids

Author : Leslie V. Grinsell
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Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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A catalog of an exhibition highlighting ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs

Author : Philip J. Watson
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This book traces the evolution of tombs from the First and Second Dynasties, through to the step pyramids and the Great pyramids at Giza. Includes discussion on materials and methods.

Sticks Stones and Shadows

Author : Martin Isler
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What do the pyramids of Egypt really represent? What could have driven so many to so great, and often so dangerous, an effort? Was the motivation religious or practical? Illustrated with more than 300 photographs and drawings, this book presents an original approach to the subject of pyramid building. It reveals the connection between devices that served both a practical need for survival and a spiritual belief in gods and goddesses. It examines Egyptian technologies and techniques from the origins of pyramid development to the step-by-step details of how the ground was leveled, how the site was oriented, and how the stone was raised and placed to meet at a distant point in the sky. Here the author also asks and answers questions virtually ignored for the last century. He discloses, for example, the ancient use of shadows, now denigrated to the ornamental back-yard sundial, but once an important tool for telling the height of an object, geographical directions, the seasons of the year, and the time of day. He also reinterprets the ancient "stretching of the cord" ceremony, which once was thought to have only religious significance but here is shown as the means of establishing the sides of a pyramid.

The Pyramids of Egypt

Author : Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards
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Presents a scholarly description of the construction and principal features of the monumental tombs of the pharaohs

Egyptian Pyramids

Author : Everett W. Fish
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1880 an Analysis of a Great Mystery. Contents: Analysis; Value of the Evidence; Early History of Egypt; History of the Pyramid; Parts & Proportions; the Motive; Symbolic Analysis; Chronology; Astronomy; the Cubit; Weights & Measures; Quadrac.

Egyptian Pyramids

Author : Elizabeth Raum
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Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.

Ancient Egyptians

Author : Rosalie F. Baker
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A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

Author : Anne Giulieri
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The Egyptian Pyramids Revisited

Author : Moustafa Gadalla
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Illustrated details of interiors and exteriors of pyramids, construction, and their true purposes. A complete handbook about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt during the Pyramid Age. It contains: the locations and dimensions of interiors and exteriors of the pyramids; the history and builders of the pyramids; theories of construction; theories on their purpose and function; the sacred geometry that was incorporated into the design of the pyramids; and much, much more. This Expanded Edition of the book consists of fully illustrated seven Parts with a total of 18 Chapters, as well as one Appendix. Part I: Overview consists of two chapters 1 and 2, as follows: Chapter 1: The Background provides a short opening statement about the common "theories" and the counterpoints based on actual facts. Chapter 2: The Genuine Masonry Pyramids provides a list of the Egyptian pyramids that were built during the Fourth dynasty about 4500 years ago. Part II: Pyramids versus Tombs consists of two chapters 3 and 4, as follows: Chapter 3: Stepped "Pyramid" of Zoser covers details of its super-structure and its underground chambers. Chapter 4: The Fictional Tombs covers the details of a typical Ancient Egyptian tomb and how totally different from the interiors of the Egyptian masonry pyramids of the Fourth Dynasty. Part III: Pyramids -- Functions & Forms consists of two chapters 5 and 6, as follows: Chapter 5: The Pyramid Complex shows how the Egyptian pyramid was a component of a complex that was connected to other temples; and the differences in functions and forms between a pyramid and a temple; as well as the energetic proportioning of such structures. Chapter 6: Pyramid Power covers the form variations of the Egyptian masonry pyramids; and how such forms attract, maintain and channel cosmic energies. Part IV: Pyramid Construction Techniques consists of two chapters 7 and 8, as follows: Chapter 7: The Flawed "Common Theory"covers the details of the Common 'Theory"; the unidentified "source" of quarried blocks ; the impossibilities of cutting and shaping the pyramid blocks; the impossible logistics of fabricated ramps' theory; the convenietly ignored three immense Pyramids of Snefru; and a summation refuting the western-made "Common Theory" Chapter 8: The Material Facts covers Herodotus accounts of pyramid construction; Egyptian molding techniques ; the differences between synthetic and natural blocks; the various types of synthetic concrete blocks; the unique qualities of the pyramids'casing stones; additional evidential facts of synthetic pyramid blocks; as well as bringing to light the even more outstanding details of the earlier incredible masonry works of Saqqara Part V:The Three Snefru Pyramids consists of three chapters 9 through 11, as follows: Chapter 9: Snefru’s Meidum Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Chapter 10: Snefru’s Bent Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Chapter 11: Snefru’s Red Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Part VI: The Three Pyramids of Giza consists of four chapters 12 through 15, as follows: Chapter 12: The Giza Plateau provides an overall diagram of the main points of interest in the Giza Plateau Chapter 13: Khufu’s Great Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Chapter 14: Khafra’s Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Chapter 15: Menkaura's Pyramid covers its detailed exteriors and interiors. Part VII: After The Pyramids consists three chapters 16 through 18, as follows; Chapter 16: Mission Accomplished concludes the Egyptians' objectives of building the pyramids Chapter 17: "Pyramid" Texts covers the origin of such incorrectly western characterization of such texts. Chapter 18: The Greatest Pharaohs That Followed provides accounts of subsequent more powerful and great builders who never built a pyramid because the real objectives of building pyramids were achieved during the era of the Fourth dynasty. Appendix A: Roof Forms and Their Metaphysical Designations shows how the Egyptians' choice for a roof form was based on metaphysical and not construction reasons.

Pyramids Tombs of Ancient Egypt

Author : Lorna Oakes
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This fascinating and highly illustrated book offers an intriguing insight into the pyramids and tombs of Egypt.

The Secrets of Ancient Egypt

Author : Federico Puigdevall
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Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1923 sparked worldwide fascination about ancient Egypt, and the mysteries of the Egyptians still loom large. The Pyramids, the Sphinx, mummies, surviving artwork, and more all hold priceless clues about what life was like in ancient Egypt. This book takes a closer look at the information that archaeology has revealed and the lasting impact of these findings.

Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid

Author : Charles Piazzi Smyth
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Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid Ed

Author : Charles Piazzi Smyth
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A History of the Ancient World

Author : Philip Smith
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Egypt s Place in Universal History an Historical Investigation in Five Books Christian C J Bunsen

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A Handbook for Travellers in Egypt

Author : John Murray (Firm)
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Discoveries in Egypt Ethiopia and the Peninsula of Sinai in the Years 1842 1845

Author : Richard Lepsius
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The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

Author : Zahi A. Hawass
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