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The Pyramids; Their Archaeology and History

Verner, Miroslav

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ISBN 10: 1903809452 / ISBN 13: 9781903809457
Editorial: Atlantic Books, London, 2002
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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list of illustrations, foreword by author, four appendices, selected bibliography, index of names and index of places. Map illustrated endpapers, showing ancient Egypt. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of eight pages each, of colour photography, with numerous maps, black-and-white photography and black-and-white illustrations throughout the text. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with gold and light and dark purple coloured titles to the front panel and light and dark purple coloured titles to the backstrip. "In The Pyramids, Miroslav Verner, one of the world's most celebrated pyramid researches, presents the most up-to-date account of the knowledge we have about the pyramids stop he recounts the history of ancient Egyptian culture before and during the period of the pyramids, as well is the remarkable story of modern research, which began when Napoleon's troops conquered Egypt 200 years ago." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. translated from the German by Steven Rendall. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XI, [3], 495, [3] pages, Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Egypt; Ancient (BC); Archaeology. ISBN: 1903809452. ISBN/EAN: 9781903809457. Inventory No: 0115501. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. N° de ref. de la librería 0115501

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Título: The Pyramids; Their Archaeology and History

Editorial: Atlantic Books, London

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Photographic

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Over the past two decades, archaeologists have made great progress in researching the pyramids. They have uncovered edifices buried for centuries under the desert sand and new technology has enabled them to conduct extensive investigations of the pharaohs' tombs. These discoveries have enabled us to answer some of the fundamental questions that have been asked about the pyramids for centuries: how did a people who lived nearly 5000 years ago, who knew neither iron or bronze and lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? What culture, politics, and religion stood behind this extraordinary achievement? This text presents a contemporary account of the knowledge we have about the pyramids. It recounts the history of ancient Egyptian culture before and during the period of the pyramids, as well as the exciting history of modern research, which began when Napoleon's troops conquered Egypt 200 years ago.

About the Author:

Miroslav Verner directed the Czech Institute of Egyptology for seventeen years and is Professor of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague. He has also been guest professor at the universities of Vienna, Hamburg and the American University of Cairo and, since 1976, has been leading the excavations currently being carried out by Czech archaeologists in Abusir

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