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The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries Hardcover – November 24, 1997
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- Item Weight : 3.04 pounds
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0500050848
- ISBN-13 : 978-0500050842
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 1 x 10.5 inches
- Publisher : Thames & Hudson; First Edition (November 24, 1997)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #727,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A few reviewers have complained about some of the theoretical conclusions in the book, but the sections which deal with theories are actually appendices to the main text, which is mostly or purely factual. Because of the large number of unknowns concerning the pyramids, any theories whatsoever, no matter how good they are, tend to draw fire from all quarters. Lehner has been working in Egypt doing surveying for over 25 years; it is kind of comical when some reviewer who has never even been to Egypt starts criticising his conclusion.
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My professor was not overly keen that I read it; considering Lehner's other ideas to be far fetched at best. Truth is if your a professor who has devoted your life to Egyptology then this book is not for you as your knowledge will negate your objectivity. However if you are not so pedantic then this book is for you.
Although in my second year of studying Egyptology, during my first year this was one of the books I used to widen my knowledge about all the pyramids in Ancient Egypt, it wasn't a study book but I was glad to find it.:-)
It's an excellent book for discovering the pyramids and has some fantastic photographs. It's brings you up to date with the latest discoveries through using modern technology. It's packed with lots of information and covers all the known pyramids up to the time of printing of the book. It's defiantly worth the money.
Whether you are studying Egyptology, going away to Egypt for a holiday or just enjoy reading about the Egyptian history it's a fantastic book to give you an insight to what the pyramids were used for and how they functioned.
It makes an excellent edition to my little Egyptian library, which now stands at nearly 1000 books on this subject. :-)