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Author Brier, Bob.

Title The secret of the great pyramid : how one man's obsession led to the solution of ancient Egypt's greatest mystery / Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin.

Imprint New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Adams  932.012 B766s 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 224 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Note "Smithsonian Books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-214) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Great Pyramid (Egypt)
Pyramids -- Egypt -- Design and construction.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Added Author Houdin, Jean-Pierre.
ISBN 9780061655524
Standard No. AU@ 000043619276
NZ1 12827743
UNITY 118821784
LONBM 006165552X
UKSUS 006165552X
COVCL 006165552x

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