The Complete Pyramids

The Complete Pyramids

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For centuries the pyramids have inspired passionate theories about their origins, purpose and method of construction. In this fully 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 logostics of their construction and their conceptual aspects - their cosmology and iconography and their intriguing texts.
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1997.
ISBN: 9780500050842
0500050848
Branch Call Number: 932 LEH 1997
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Call Number: 932 LEH 1997

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dajones89
Aug 10, 2014

Lehner probably knows the Giza Plateau as well as anybody alive. He provides a solid survey of the Giza pyramids, as well as the ones he's no quite so familiar with. On the murky issues surrounding the pyramids (e.g., who built the sphinx), I feel the book is just a bit one-sided in favor of the fully conventional view. But then, in the 1990s, practically the only opposing viewpoints came from the loopy "alternative archaeology" crowd. Much more measured questioning of the conventional viewpoint, from within Egyptology, may only have gained traction in the 2000s. Most importantly, the book shows the lay reader the larger context of the pyramids—the religious beliefs that motivated them, the economic development required to build them, and the temple complexes that accompanied them.

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