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The Egyptian Pyramids: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference

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ISBN-13: 978-0899504612
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Lepre, who has spent 15 years studying the pyramids through written sources and on-site investigation, is not an Egyptologist. His renditions of Egyptian chronology, kings, hieroglyphics, and other staples of the study of ancient Egypt are pieced together from numerous sources at his own discretion. For example, following Greek historian Herodotus rather than modern scholarship, he names Beby (not Djoser) as first king of Dynasty III and goes on to assign him ten pyramids with the caveat, " . . . although it is unlikely that Beby built all ten of these pyramids, we include them in his portfolio for lack of a better arrangement." The subject would be better served had he written his observations of the structures as journal articles, rather than this version of what began as personal reference material. Laypersons should be directed to such standard references as I.E.S. Edwards's The Pyramids of Egypt (Penguin, 1987. reprint). Skip this one.
-Joan W. Gart land, Detroit P.L.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"an essential reference work...comprehensive.... [F]or readers at all levels" -- Choice

"brings together much of the known archaeological and architectural information" -- College & Research Library News
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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 359 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (November 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899504612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899504612
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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First off, thanks supreme to Lepre for compiling the information and writing this book. While Lepre is an avid believer that the pyramids were tombs, the author presents here a large amount of very useful detail about the more popular pyramids such as those at Giza and Dashur, as well as many smaller or lesser known structures. The admirable plan of organization consists of part database, part review of previous historical treatment, and part on-site observations. In no other source will you find even remotely comparable information gathered into one place. The book is well illustrated and as complete as humanly possible.
The texts for each of 42 known pyramid building pharoahs includes biographical information, such as various their names, dates of reign, available portrait imagery, and cartouche. After an article analyzing the known and unknown about each structure--presented in the standard Club Egyptology sequence--Lepre summarizes the structures in terms of available plans, interior and exterior photography, recovered artifacts such as mummy, treasure, and presence of a sarcophagus; then treats similarly information about subsidary buildings or satellite pyramids. Also included are mention of the Sphinx and closeby temples.
Throughout the book, the text reaffirms the standard academic approach to the pyramids. Lepre, however, is fair enough to mention other explanations, and to show the inadequacies of all theories where possible. The chapter on pyramid construction is a bit disappointing in its assurance of "this is the way things were done," but it's a clear report of the academic view.
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A good historical guide to the ancient egyptian monuments and their theory of construction. It is important for the history
of architecture and geometry reasoning.
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I was so impressed with the amount of information that I'm going to keep my overdue copy from the library until I can get a copy of my own. HELP me get a copy ASAP!
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