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The great pyramid, John Romer



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Автор: John Romer
Название:  The great pyramid   (Великие пирамиды)
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
Классификация:
АРХЕОЛОГИЯ
Египетская археология / Египтология

ISBN: 0521871662
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521871662
ISBN: 0-521-87166-2
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-521-87166-2
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 586
Вес: 1.804 кг.
Дата издания: 19.03.2007
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: 132 line figures 102 halftones
Размер: 24.69 x 19.86 x 3.61 cm
Читательская аудитория: Tertiary education (us: college)
Подзаголовок: Ancient egypt revisited
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: The Great Pyramids eerily precise architecture has for centuries both astounded and puzzled archaeologists and has given rise to numerous modern fantasies concerning the so-called Mystery of the Pyramids. Sweeping away centuries of myth and confusion, John Romer describes for the first time exactly how the Great Pyramid was designed and built. He argues that the pyramid makers worked from a single plan whose existence has long been doubted and even denied by scholars. Moreover, the Great Pyramids unique architecture is integral to the way it was built, and for its builders the tasks of construction and design were not separate as they are now. By placing this awesome monument in its genuine contemporary context, this book underlines the extraordinary talents and the originality of the ancient Egyptians at the time of King Khufu.
Дополнительное описание: Part I. Visions of the Pyramid: 1. Introduction; 2. Making the mystery; 3. Surveying Giza; 4. Excavating Giza; 5. The pyramid's plan; 6. The pyramid's timetable; Part II. The Pyramid-Makers: The Ghosts in the Cemetery: 7. At the court of the King; 8. The




Pyramids and Progress

Автор: Ward
Название: Pyramids and Progress
ISBN: 1108081983 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108081986
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: This highly illustrated 1900 work on Egypt old and new by John Ward (1832–1912) seeks to guide the visitor to the ancient sites while also remarking on the radical changes to the economy and the development of the modern state since the intervention of the British government in 1883 and the appointment of Lord Cromer as consul-general and effective ruler. This blending of ancient and modern can be seen in discussions of Port Said ('not an Egyptian town at all') alongside the abandoned and silted-up delta ports of the Egyptians, Ptolemies and Ottomans. Thebes is discussed both as a city of the living and a city of the dead, and Ward notes approvingly the flattening of the ancient town of Assouan (Aswan), to form the foundations for new public buildings, on the orders of Lord Kitchener. Ward's subsequent book, Our Sudan (1905), is also reissued in this series.

Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia

Автор: Belzoni
Название: Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia
ISBN: 1108016758 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108016759
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: The Italian adventurer Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1823) is one of the most colourful and notorious figures in Egyptology. After the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, European interest in the country, and especially in its antiquities, led to a demand for artifacts, the larger the better. Belzoni happened to be pursuing his two careers, as circus strong-man and hydraulic engineer, in Egypt in 1815, when he was asked to organise the transport of a 7-ton statue of Ramesses II from Thebes to the British Museum. After the success of this enterprise, he turned his attention to the discovery of other antiquities, though using destructive techniques which were deplored by serious contemporary scholars. His narrative of his adventures was enormously popular at the time, and remains readable and entertaining today. This reissue omits the plates from the original edition, which are too large to be reproduced satisfactorily in this format.

The Great Pyramid

Автор: Taylor
Название: The Great Pyramid
ISBN: 1108075789 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108075787
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: The publisher and author John Taylor (1781–1864), who took an interest in various antiquarian matters, published this work in 1859. Using the measurements taken by the seventeenth-century archaeologist John Greaves and by the French savants who had examined the Great Pyramid at Giza during Napoleon's Egyptian expedition, he deduced the existence of a 'pyramid inch' (fractionally longer than the British inch), which was one twenty-fifth of the so-called 'sacred cubit' and was derived from ancient astronomical and time-measurement observations; and as a convinced Christian, he concluded that the British inch was therefore divinely inspired. His work was very influential and had a considerable following (the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth's 1864 book on Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid is also reissued in this series), but was later debunked by the more accurate surveys and measurements of Flinders Petrie, whose interest in Egypt was partly aroused by reading this book.

Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837

Автор: Vyse
Название: Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
ISBN: 1108075665 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108075664
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784–53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840–2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813–69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing 'quarry marks' - graffiti by the pyramid builders. Volume 1 (1840) covers the start of his travels in Egypt and the early excavations on the Great Pyramid.

Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 3 Volume Set

Автор: Vyse
Название: Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 3 Volume Set
ISBN: 110807569X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108075695
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784–53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840–2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813–69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing 'quarry marks' - graffiti by the pyramid builders. Of related interest, Flinders Petrie's The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh (1883) is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837

Автор: Vyse
Название: Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
ISBN: 1108075681 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108075688
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784–53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840–2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813–69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing 'quarry marks' - graffiti by the pyramid builders. Volume 3 (1842) describes the work continued by Perring on various pyramids, and on the mummy pits at Saqqara.

Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837

Автор: Vyse
Название: Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
ISBN: 1108075673 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108075671
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784–53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840–2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813–69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing 'quarry marks' - graffiti by the pyramid builders. Volume 2 (1840) contains detailed descriptions of the excavation of several pyramids and their contents, and appendices with extensive measurements.


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