Pyramids by Zahi Hawass
Treasures, Mysteries, and New Discoveries in Egypt

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No other manmade monuments command such curiosity, awe, and veneration as the pyramids of Egypt. Recent discoveries have shed new light on these mysterious ancient wonders, and this volume presents all the most important pyramids and the great Memphite necropolises in an exhaustive text that draws on the latest excavations and studies. Edited by Zahi Hawass, Egypt's leading archaeologist and director of the Giza and Saqqarah excavation sites, Pyramids contains contributions from the world's best-known Egyptologists and includes aerial photographs, maps, plans, and reconstructions. The result is a milestone of popular science that also celebrates the human spirit.

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ZAHI HAWASS is the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and director of the Giza Plateau. He studied archaeology in Egypt and in the United States, earning a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at the American University in Cairo, at UCLA, and at and other universities throughout the world, and he is the author of many books on ancient Egypt, including the bestselling Valley of the Golden Mummies. He was the host of such National Geographic television specials as Open the Lost Tombs and Pyramids Live.
Published September 7, 2010 by White Star Publishers. 320 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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In nearly 30 essays written by some of most renowned Egyptologists in the world, experts share their significant discoveries and elaborate theories in an effort to reveal, among other things, the lives of the workers who constructed the tombs, and the court dignitaries granted the privilege of bu...

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