The Pyramids of Egypt (A Pelican book)

The Pyramids of Egypt (A Pelican book) by I. E. S. Edwards

Title: The Pyramids of Egypt (A Pelican book)
Author: I. E. S. Edwards
ISBN10: 0140225498
ISBN13: 978-0140225495
Publisher: Penguin Books; 3rd edition (February 4, 1986)
Language: English
Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
Size PDF: 1536 kb
Size Fb2: 1655 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 363
Pages: 336 pages
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The Pyramids of Egypt (A Pelican book) by I. E. S. Edwards


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Dr Edwards draws both on his research and on the work of many archaeologists who have dug in Egypt. Surveying 1000 years of pyramid-building, he charts the rise and decline of the pyramids as funerary monuments, from the mastabas of the first and second dynasties and the step pyramids to the archaic and backward-looking efforts of the Middle Kingdom, and discusses the famous group at Giza. His final chapter, dealing with their construction and purpose, puts the pyramids into the perspective of ancient Egyptian society. This revised edition includes recent discoveries and research.