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How the Great Pyramid Was Built
     

How the Great Pyramid Was Built

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by Craig B. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0060891580

ISBN-13: 2900060891588

Pub. Date: 05/02/2006

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Going beyond even the expertise of archaeologists and historians, world-class engineer Craig B. Smith explores the planning and engineering behind the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza. How would the ancient Egyptians have developed their building plans, devised work schedules, managed laborers, solved specific design and engineering problems, or even improvised on

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Going beyond even the expertise of archaeologists and historians, world-class engineer Craig B. Smith explores the planning and engineering behind the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza. How would the ancient Egyptians have developed their building plans, devised work schedules, managed laborers, solved specific design and engineering problems, or even improvised on the job?

The answers are here, along with dazzling, one-of-a-kind color photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of tools, materials, and building techniques the ancient masters used. In his foreword to the book, Egypt's Undersecretary of State for the Giza Monuments Zahi Hawass explains the importance of understanding the Great Pyramid as a straightforward construction project.

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ISBN-13:
2900060891588
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and i chose to read this book for my research project.The only thing I didn’t like about the book was how it kept repeating a lot of the stuff over and over again. Some certain things such as the construction and different types of pyramids and who built them really fascinated me. I thought it was amazing that from a mastabas they thought of a Step Pyramid, and the Bent Pyramid, to an actual pyramid. I found out that the pyramid builders started designing the and working on the pyramids for the Pharaohs once they were born. They do that so when the Pharaoh dies he can be placed in the tomb inside of the pyramid. They were buried in the pyramid so they could be guided to the journey of their afterlife in peace. The book discussed all the different pharaohs for the Dynasties especially from the Third and Fourth Dynasties. From the Third Dynasty I thought djoser was the most influential pharaoh because he is the one who began the whole idea of a pyramid, starting with a Step Pyramid. From the Fourth Dynasty I felt Sneferu was the most influential pharaoh because he took the Step Pyramid and came up with the Bent Pyramid. From the Bent Pyramid he came up with the Red Pyramid, which is a regular pyramid. Overall I felt this book was very informative and helped a lot on my research project.  The only thing I didn’t like about the book was how it kept repeating a lot of the stuff over and over again. Some certain things such as the construction and different types of pyramids and who built them really fascinated me. I thought it was amazing that from a mastabas they thought of a Step Pyramid, and the Bent Pyramid, to an actual pyramid. I found out that the pyramid builders started designing them and working on the pyramids for the Pharaohs once they were born. They do that so when the Pharaoh dies he can be placed in the tomb inside of the pyramid. They were buried in the pyramid so they could be guided to the journey of their afterlife in peace. The book discussed all the different pharaohs for the Dynasties especially from the Third and Fourth Dynasties. From the Third Dynasty I thought djoser was the most influential pharaoh because he is the one who began the whole idea of a pyramid, starting with a Step Pyramid. From the Fourth Dynasty I felt Sneferu was the most influential pharaoh because he took the Step Pyramid and came up with the Bent Pyramid. From the Bent Pyramid he came up with the Red Pyramid, which is a regular pyramid. Overall I felt this book was very informative and helped a lot on my research project.