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The secret of the great pyramid : how one man's obsession led to the solution of ancient Egypt's greatest mystery / Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin.

By: Brier, Bob
Contributor(s): Houdin, Jean-Pierre
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2008.Edition: 1st edDescription: xiii, 224 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061655524; 006165552XSubject(s): Great Pyramid (Egypt) | Pyramids -- Egypt -- Design and constructionDDC classification: 932.012 LOC classification: DT63 | .B654 2008Summary: The Secret of the Great Pyramid moves between the ancient and the modern. The ancient story chronicles, step-by-step, how a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age could construct one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To execute something as complex and massive as the Great Pyramid, Egypt needed architects, mathematicians, boat builders, stone masons, and metallurgists. It took twenty years to build the Great Pyramid. By the time its capstone was laid in 2560 B.C., the innovations born of the building quest had transformed agrarian Egypt into the world's most modern, most powerful nation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-214) and index.

The Secret of the Great Pyramid moves between the ancient and the modern. The ancient story chronicles, step-by-step, how a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age could construct one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To execute something as complex and massive as the Great Pyramid, Egypt needed architects, mathematicians, boat builders, stone masons, and metallurgists. It took twenty years to build the Great Pyramid. By the time its capstone was laid in 2560 B.C., the innovations born of the building quest had transformed agrarian Egypt into the world's most modern, most powerful nation.

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