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  1. The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited
    The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited
    The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited
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  2. The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited

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The Great Pyramid's eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called 'Mystery of the Pyramids'. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, John Romer describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramid's unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu.

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John Romer’s The Great Pyramid, Ancient Egypt Revisited promises a complete and detailed review of the world’s perhaps oldest and greatest monument. His book is lengthy at 557 pages excluding the index, and filled with illustrations – 234 of them – and numerous appendixes and footnotes. The book’s pages are large (9 by 7 ) and make for excellent sized illustrations. The pages are high quality slick paper which allows the photographs and drawings to stand out sharply. As the reader probes the book he is rewarded with a fine detailed history of the exploration of the Great Pyramid and numerous facts that only the most knowledgeable person would presume to know, the importance of the Great Step in the pyramid’s construction for example, and the egg shell thin stone bowls found at other sites that display the skill of the era’s stoneworkers.

Romer is a good writer and makes his points clearly, even if periodically his wording... Read more
One of the most amazing books on Ancient Egypt that I have ever read. John Romer has done a superb job of hypothesizing how the Anceint Egyptians were able to do such a precise job of building such a huge structure as the Great Pyramid - and not an alien to be seen anywhere. Seriously - Romer takes the archaeological evidence and connects it all in original ways, which seem to ring true to simple common sense. Neophytes and amateurs alike can gain a great amount of insight into the civilization of Ancient Egypt in this volume.
Extremely thorough description of the great pyramid and the technology leading up to its construction. I had hoped to learn more details about the way the stones were moved up the higher levels. Guess no one knows.
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