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Les pyramides d'Égypte
Jean-Pierre Adam & Christiane Ziegler
ISBN 2012355005
© 1999 Hachette
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Categories :  Pyramids & Sphinx  
From AEB : Les auteurs ont conçu cet ouvrage comme une invitation à découvrir ce qu'est véritablement un complexe pyramidal, demeure d'éternité du pharaon et lieu du culte royal, en accordant une large place à l'architecture mais aussi au décor. Les statues, les parures, les bas-reliefs, encore sur place ou conservés dans les musées, sont autant d'occasions de présenter les hommes qui édifièrent ces monuments inégalés et l'activité débordante qui, bien après la mort du roi, animait ces lieux parmi les plus visités aujourd'hui en Égypte.
book coverSticks, Stones & Shadows
Building the Egyptian Pyramids
Martin Isler
ISBN 0806133422
© 2001 University of Oklahoma Press
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Categories :  Monuments, Temples & Tombs   Pyramids & Sphinx   Egyptian Technology  
Reviewed by Francesca: Pyramid building, according to the author, should be placed not in the context of only Ancient Egyptian technology, but rather in that of Near Eastern technology. This book is devoted to understanding the methods used by the Ancient Egyptians to build the pyramids. Numerous illustrations and excellent evidence complete this professional, believable and backed-up discussion, which will be of much use to interested readers.
book coverThe Secret of the Great Pyramid
How one man's obsession led to the solution of Ancient Egypt's greatest mystery
Bob Brier
ISBN 0061655538
© 2009 Harper
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From Booklist:A specialist on Egyptian mummies, Brier relates that he receives many a missive purporting to have solved the mystery of the Great Pyramidís construction. In one dayís e-mail, a plausible idea caught his fancy. Unlike theories that aliens lent Egyptians a helping hand, this message dwelt on the central engineering problem concerning the type of ramp the tombís architect used. Brierís communication came from coauthor Houdin, a French architect who devoted years to studying the problem. Rather than immediately bowl readers over with Houdinís proposal, Brier cleverly entices them by alternating Houdinís quest with the trial-and-error development of pharaonic pyramids. Photos and computer-generated graphics illustrate the authorsí explanation of designs and building processes, in the course of which they describe defects in the theories that the ramp was a mile-long straightaway or an external corkscrew. Houdin adopted an inspiration of his fatherís, that the ramp was indeed a corkscrew, but one that rested inside the pyramid. His search for supporting evidence, culminating in a public presentation of his theory in 2007, fills out a book to fascinate pyramid fans.
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