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Pyramid

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The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only one left standing. With the help of computer-generated imagery, this book brings IVth Dynasty Egypt to life and shows how and why this most extraordinary monument was built. No building on earth has inspired more speculation than the Great Pyramid and questions about its origins have exercised mind for more than four thousand years. Equipped with only the most basic tools, how were ancient Egyptian builders able to achieve such an extraordinary degree of accuracy in its construction? How were the stones, some weighing as much as 40 tons, hauled into position so precisely? What was life like for the conscripted labourers who built it and how long did it take them to complete their task? Only now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is it possible to provide the answers.

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Author(s):
Kevin Jackson and Jonathon Stamp
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0563488034
ISBN-13:
9780563488033
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
BBC

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The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only one left standing. With the help of computer-generated imagery, this book brings IVth Dynasty Egypt to life and shows how and why this most extraordinary monument was built. No building on earth has inspired more speculation than the Great Pyramid and questions about its origins have exercised mind for more than four thousand years. Equipped with only the most basic tools, how were ancient Egyptian builders able to achieve such an extraordinary degree of accuracy in its construction? How were the stones, some weighing as much as 40 tons, hauled into position so precisely? What was life like for the conscripted labourers who built it and how long did it take them to complete their task? Only now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is it possible to provide the answers.

Author(s):
Kevin Jackson and Jonathon Stamp
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0563488034
ISBN-13:
9780563488033
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
BBC

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