How the Great Pyramid Was Built

How the Great Pyramid Was Built

Book - 2004
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Going beyond even the expertise of archaeologists and historians, world-class engineer Craig B. Smith explores the planning and engineering behind the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza. How would the ancient Egyptians have developed their building plans, devised work schedules, managed laborers, solved specific design and engineering problems, or even improvised on the job?

The answers are here, along with dazzling, one-of-a-kind color photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of tools, materials, and building techniques the ancient masters used. In his foreword to the book, Egypt's Undersecretary of State for the Giza Monuments Zahi Hawass explains the importance of understanding the Great Pyramid as a straightforward construction project.

Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780060891589
0060891580
9781588342003
158834200X
Characteristics: 288 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ryan, Andy

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