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The Complete Pyramids

The Complete Pyramids

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By (author) Mark Lehner

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 252mm x 24mm | 1,039g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500285470
  • ISBN 13: 9780500285473
  • Illustrations note: 473 b/w, 83 col illus and pls
  • Sales rank: 130,094

Product description

Powerful symbols of remote antiquity, the pyramids have intrigued and fascinated generations. In "The Complete Pyramids", newly available in paperback, Mark Lehner surveys the history, building and use of these fascinating and mysterious monuments in unprecedented scope and detail, looking at both the practical aspects - the quarries, ramps and tools used in building them - as well as the conceptual - the cosmology and iconography of the pyramids and the intriguing Pyramid Texts.

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Author information

Mark Lehner is a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and at the Harvard Semitic Museum.

Table of contents

Introduction; I. Tomb and Temple; II. Explorers and Scientists; III. The Whole Pyramid Catalogue; IV. The Living Pyramid.