The Secret of the Great Pyramid

The Secret of the Great Pyramid

How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery

Book - 2008
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The Secret of the Great Pyramid moves between the ancient and the modern. The ancient story chronicles, step-by-step, how a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age could construct one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To execute something as complex and massive as the Great Pyramid, Egypt needed architects, mathematicians, boat builders, stone masons, and metallurgists. It took twenty years to build the Great Pyramid. By the time its capstone was laid in 2560 B.C., the innovations born of the building quest had transformed agrarian Egypt into the world's most modern, most powerful nation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061655524
006165552X
Branch Call Number: 932 BRI
Characteristics: xiii, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Houdin, Jean-Pierre

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