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The Pyramid Builder by Christine El Mahdy

The Pyramid Builder

by Christine El Mahdy

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I ended up mostly skimming this, as it repeated a lot of information I knew from elsewhere, and the editing was... really not great. If you're interested in the pyramids, though, this book has just about all the information you could wish for. It's the second book by Christine El-Mahdy that I've read, and I don't find her terribly readable, but her research seems good and she discusses different points of view as well. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 075531008X, Hardcover)

Four and a half thousand years ago, the largest of the wonders of the ancient world was built. The Great Pyramid at Giza has fascinated and intrigued scholars ever since and it is the only one of the wonders listed by the Greeks to have survived intact to this day. By the time Tutankhamen ruled Egypt it was already 1500 years old; to Cleopatra it was an antiquity. But how was it built? Why and by whom? The Great Pyramid, thought to be evidence of a slave-culture on a truly despotic scale, has fascinated travellers and archaelogists since the 19th-century revival of interest in antiquities. And with it a fascination with the pharoah who built it: Cheops. This book takes a look at the man behind the monument - the life and times of Cheops, the greatest pyramid-builder of them all.

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