Pyramid

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Be an eyewitness to the massive and mysterious pyramids -- from the phenomenal tombs of Egypt's pharaohs to the majestic temples of Mexico. See magic tablets from Nubian pyramids. Find out about the strange pyramids built by the Moche people in Peru. Discover the hidden passages of the Great Pyramid.
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Overview

Be an eyewitness to the massive and mysterious pyramids -- from the phenomenal tombs of Egypt's pharaohs to the majestic temples of Mexico. See magic tablets from Nubian pyramids. Find out about the strange pyramids built by the Moche people in Peru. Discover the hidden passages of the Great Pyramid.
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Gr 4-6-There are quite a few books for children on this subject, such as David Macaulay's Pyramid (Houghton, 1975), George Hart's Ancient Egypt (Harcourt, 1989), and Jacqueline Morley's An Egyptian Pyramid (Peter Bedrick, 1991), but most of them use drawings as illustrations, whereas Putnam's has full-color photographs. The best coverage is given to Egyptian tombs, but pyramids in Nubia, Mexico, and Central America are also described. In addition to sharing information on what is known about the Egyptian pyramids, Putnam also mentions unsolved riddles about them, such as how many workers built them, how the stones were moved, etc. Occasionally, the author makes conjectures about why things were done or how people felt. The information here is similar to that found in the titles mentioned above, but the photo-essay format is a novelty.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405345385
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Sales rank: 1,248,151

Table of Contents

What are pyramids? 6
Built for a king 8
The great Step Pyramid 10
The Step Pyramid complex 12
First true pyramids 14
The pyramids of Giza 16
The pharaohs of Giza 18
The Great Pyramid 20
Inside the pyramid 22
Temples and offerings 24
The Great Sphinx 26
Funeral boats 28
Planning the pyramid 30
Building in brick and stone 32
Tools for building 34
The pyramid rises 36
A slow decline 38
The Middle Kingdom revival 40
Pyramidions 44
Riddles of the pyramids 46
Pyramids of Nubia 48
Pharaohs of Nubia 50
A queen's treasure 52
Pyramids of Mexico 54
Mayan pyramids 56
Aztec pyramids 60
The pyramid lives on... 62
Did you know? 64
Who's who 66
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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