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Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan Pdf
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.
“The mystery of the pyramids is solved before our eyes” in this illustrated YA guide to their construction by the Caldecott Medal-winning author (Kirkus). In Pyramid, acclaimed author and illustrator David Macaulay explores the construction of ancient Egyptian pyramids from the initial planning stages to the methods used to lift stones up to the structure’s highest level. Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations your readers are introduced not only to ancient Egyptian engineering, tools, and labor practices, but also the philosophy of life, death, and afterlife that made these awe-inspiring monuments necessary as a pharaoh’s final resting place. "Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed… His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design."—Time
Egypt in the twenty-sixth century BC. The young pharaoh Cheops wants to forgo the construction of a pyramid in his honor, but his court sages hasten to persuade him otherwise. The pyramid, they tell him, is not a tomb but a paradox, designed to appease the masses by oppressing them. It is a symbol of nothing, a useless and infinite project designed to waste the country’s wealth and keep security and prosperity, ever the fonts of sedition, constantly at bay. And so the greatest pyramid in the world has ever seen begins to rise. Rumors multiply. A secret police is formed. Conspiracies—real and imagined—swirl around the rising edifice. The most drastic purges follow. By the time the first stone is laid, Cheops’s subjects are terrified enough to yield to his most murderous whims. Each time one of the massive stones is hoisted into place, dozens of men are crushed, and there are tens of thousands of stones. . . .
The Shape of the Great Pyramid by Roger Herz-Fischler Pdf
Many theories surround the geometric and mathematical factors that determined the shape of the Great Pyramid. Herz-Fischler examines and tests the theories of a range of, mostly Victorian, archaeologists, architects, engineers and mathematicians including Jomard, Perring, Ramee and Petrie.
The Organization of the Pyramid Texts by Harold M. Hays Pdf
The oldest substantial body of religious texts from ancient Egypt consists of the Pyramid Texts. These are hieroglyphic religious texts inscribed upon the interior walls of the pyramid tombs of kings and queens beginning around 2345 BCE. This book explores the Pyramid Texts.
The Secret of the Great Pyramid by Bob Brier,Jean-Pierre Houdin Pdf
A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years—creating exquisitely detailed 3-D models of the Pyramid's interior—Houdin finally had his answer. It was a startling revelation that cast a fresh light on the minds that conceived one of the wonders of the ancient world. Written by world-renowned Egyptologist Bob Brier in collaboration with Houdin, The Secret of the Great Pyramid moves deftly between the ancient and the modern, chronicling two equally fascinating interrelated histories. It is a remarkable account of the step-by-step planning and assembling of the magnificent edifice—the brainchild of an innovative genius, the Egyptian architect Hemienu, who imagined, organized, and oversaw a monumental construction project that took more than two decades to complete and that employed the services of hundreds of architects, mathematicians, boatbuilders, stonemasons, and metallurgists. Here also is the riveting story of Jean-Pierre Houdin's single-minded search for solutions to the mysteries that have bedeviled Egyptologists for centuries, such as the purpose of the enigmatic Grand Gallery and the Pyramid's crack.
Being trained by the Assassin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not fit Teppic for the task assigned to him by fate. He inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi rather earlier than he expected (his father wasn't too happy about it either), but that was only the beginning of his problems... PYRAMIDS (THE BOOK OF GOING FORTH) IS THE SEVENTH DISCWORLD NOVEL - AND THE MOST OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY TO DATE.
One of the world's leading Egyptologists discusses the pyramids in great detail, peeling back the layers of these ancient, remarkable structures to reveal something about the civilization that built them. Reprint.
Cairo and the Pyramids (Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt) by Dan Richardson Pdf
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, cultural tips and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.
People travel thousands of miles to see the pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Even with the amazing skyscrapers constructed today, these 4,500-year-old wonders remain some of the most astounding structures on Earth. In this well-researched volume, 100 facts about these intriguing buildings and other pyramids will take readers around the world to Egypt, China, Mexico, and even a glass pyramid in Paris, France. Vibrant photographs, interesting activities, and fun quizzes and diagrams will keep readers engaged as they learn about history, culture, architecture, and more.
This title takes readers on an incredible journey to the Pyramids of Egypt, some of the world's most extraordinary, yet endangered, Troubled Treasures. Young travel enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the large, colorful photos of these stone giants rising from the desert sands. Interior images will spark their imaginations about the people who built these mysterious structures. Students will get a chance to discover how the pyramids were built and the unique features of each tomb, including the pyramids of Djoser, Snefru, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, and Unas. They will also become familiar with UNESCO and why the pyramids were named a World Heritage site. Colorful maps show where in the world Egypt's pyramids are located and give a detailed view of where the pyramids are located. From Giza's famed Sphinx to the Valley of the Kings to today's conservation efforts, the chapter text highlights the history of Egypt's pyramids and their significance to ancient Egyptian culture. Tips for how to be a conscious tourist encourage kids to consider responsible environmental actions in the pyramids and at home. Informative sidebars and fun facts offer additional opportunities for readers to explore the Pyramids of Egypt, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index make this adventurous volume accessible! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.