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    Sphynx and the Pyramids (Egyptian Treasures S.) (Hardback) By (author) Corinna Rossi

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    DescriptionPresenting up-to-date research and all-new photographs and plans, this authoritative volume provides a fascinating study of the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, as well as lesser-known pyramids and tombs from Saqqara to Meidum and Dashur. Superb photography gives students and armchair archaeologists an unprecedented opportunity to see, close-up, the remarkable design of grave goods such as jewelry and furniture, details of painted and carved reliefs, the awe-inspiring architecture of the pyramids, and the always fascinating statuary. A chronology at the beginning of the book outlines the different periods, from the Early Dynastic period (circa 3000-2650 BC) through the Greco-Roman period (332 BC-642 AD). A detailed map notes the significant archaeological sites. Organized chronologically, the book begins with a study of the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, masterpiece of the architect Imhotep who, in a groundbreaking practice, used stone for the construction of an entire tomb, rather than mud brick—a building technique that was to have a major impact on the architecture of ancient Egypt. Throughout the book, photographs and text highlight the artistry and skill that made these pyramids and temples such precious world treasures.

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    Sphynx and the Pyramids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Corinna Rossi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 332 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 2,118 g
    ISBN 13: 9788854401013
    ISBN 10: 8854401013

    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000, HIS002030
    DC22: 916.20455
    Illustrations note
    White Star
    Imprint name
    White Star
    Publication date
    07 February 2006
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    Author Information
    Corinna Rossi completed a Ph.D. in Egyptology from Cambridge University and works with the Collegio di Milano. Her articles on ancient architecture have been widely published internationally. She is the author of Flying High Egypt.