The Resource Giza and the pyramids : the definitive history, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass

Giza and the pyramids : the definitive history, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass

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Giza and the pyramids : the definitive history
Title
Giza and the pyramids
Title remainder
the definitive history
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The pyramids of Giza have stood for more than four thousand years, fascinating generations around the world. We think of the pyramids as mysteries, but the stones, hieroglyphs, landscape, and even layers of sand and debris around them hold stories. In Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History, two of the world’s most eminent Egyptologists, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, provide their unique insights based on more than four decades of excavating and studying the site. The celebrated Great Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, but there is much more to Giza. Though we imagine the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure and the Sphinx rising from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, they were once surrounded by temples, noble tombs, vast cemeteries, and even harbors and teeming towns. This unparalleled account describes that past life in vibrant detail, along with the history of exploration, the religious and social function of the pyramids, how the pyramids were built, and the story of Giza before and after the Old Kingdom. Hundreds of illustrations, including vivid photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions, and images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans, help bring these monuments to life. Through the ages, Giza and the pyramids have inspired extraordinary speculations and wild theories, but here, in this definitive account, is the in-depth story as told by the evidence on the ground and by the leading authorities on the site."--Publisher description
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehner, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT73.G5
LC item number
L425 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hawass, Zahi A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
  • Tombs
  • Egypt
  • Antiquities
  • Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
  • Tombs
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Giza and the pyramids : the definitive history, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Time's other horizon -- Quests, puzzles and questions -- Giza in context -- Giza befor Khufu: beginning as a burial ground -- Origins of the pyramid -- Explorers, scholars and expeditions -- Pyramids: funeral, palace and ritual process -- The Great Pyramid of Khufu -- The second pyramid: Khafre -- The great sphinx -- The third pyramid: Mankaure -- The Khentkawes momunent: Giza's puncutuation point -- The development of the Giza cemeteries -- The workers' cemetery -- Living at Giza: worker settlements and pyramid towns -- How they might have built the pyramids -- Giza on the ground: the pyramid projects -- The abandonment of Giza -- New kingdom revival -- Giza in the late period -- Giza developments
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
560 pages
Isbn
9780226425696
Lccn
2016012482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027622644
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945571249
  • (OCoLC)ocn945571249
Label
Giza and the pyramids : the definitive history, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Time's other horizon -- Quests, puzzles and questions -- Giza in context -- Giza befor Khufu: beginning as a burial ground -- Origins of the pyramid -- Explorers, scholars and expeditions -- Pyramids: funeral, palace and ritual process -- The Great Pyramid of Khufu -- The second pyramid: Khafre -- The great sphinx -- The third pyramid: Mankaure -- The Khentkawes momunent: Giza's puncutuation point -- The development of the Giza cemeteries -- The workers' cemetery -- Living at Giza: worker settlements and pyramid towns -- How they might have built the pyramids -- Giza on the ground: the pyramid projects -- The abandonment of Giza -- New kingdom revival -- Giza in the late period -- Giza developments
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
560 pages
Isbn
9780226425696
Lccn
2016012482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027622644
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945571249
  • (OCoLC)ocn945571249

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