The complete pyramids / Mark Lehner.

Author
Other titles
  • Pyramids
Edition
  • 1st pbk. ed.
Published
  • London : Thames & Hudson 2008
Physical description
256 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780500285473 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: 1997.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Pyramids, land and people -- Chronology -- Map -- Pyramids in the landscape -- The giant pyramids : their rise and fall -- The standard pyramid complex ; I. Tomb and temple. The Ka, the Ba and the body embalmed -- Burial rituals and the pyramid complex -- This world and the netherworld -- The pyramid texts -- The pyramid as icon ; II. Explorers and scientists. Early legends -- Mythic history of the Copts and Arabs -- The first European discover -- Napoleon's wise men -- Belzoni and Caviglia -- Digging by dynamite -- Lepsius and Mariette -- Petrie at the pyramids -- The great expeditions -- Recent discoveries ; III. The whole pyramid catalogue. Origins of the pyramid : Hierakonpolis -- Royal tombs at Abydos -- Archaic mastabas at Saqqara -- Saqqara : an overview -- Djoser's step pyramid complex -- The short life of step pyramids -- The first true pyramids : Meidun and Dahshur -- Giza : an overview -- The Great Pyramid of Khufu -- Djedefre at Abu Roash -- Return to Giza -- Khafre's pyramid and the Great Sphinx -- Menkaure's pyramid -- The passing of a dynasty -- The pyramid of Userkaf -- The pyramids of Abusir -- The end of the 5th dynasty -- Pyramids of the 6th dynasty -- Pyramids of the First Intermediate Period -- Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahri -- The pyramids at Lisht -- The second phase of Middle Kingdom pyramids -- Mudbrick pyramids -- Late Middle Kingdom pyramids -- New Kingdom pyramids -- Ahmose at Abydos -- "Private" pyramids -- Pyramids of Late Antiquity ; IV. The living pyramid. Supply and transport -- Quarries -- The NOVA pyramid-building experiment -- Tools, techniques and operations -- Survey and alignment -- Ramps -- Rise and run -- Trouble at the top -- The workforce -- Building a Middle Kingdom pyramid -- Pyramid as landlord -- Pyramid towns -- Those who serve : priests and watchers -- Loaves and fishes -- The royal workshops -- Epilogue : the legacy of the pyramids -- Visiting the pyramids.
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  • http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366287
Genre
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • For centuries the pyramids have inspired passionate theories about their origins, purpose and method of construction. In this work on the major pyramids of Ancient Egypt, the author surveys the history, building and use of the pyramids. He examines both the practicalities and logistics of their construction and their conceptual aspects -- their cosmology and iconography and their intriguing texts.

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