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Sticks, Stones, & Shadows: Building the Egyptian Pyramids Hardcover – November 15, 2001
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Few have closely examined Egyptian technologies and techniques from the origins of pyramid development to the step-by-step details of how the ground was leveled, how the site was oriented, and how the stone was raised and placed to meet at a distant point in the sky.
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Martin Isler is a sculptor and President of InfoGraphis, a New York City trial graphics firm. He has studied the Egyptian pyramids for nearly thirty years.
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Isler's book does an excellent job of outlining various possible theories that are floating around and then hypothesizes why they were not the method actually used. There are numerous chapters and sections in Isler's book following this writing method.
If you are willing to wade through all of that, then the conclusions towards the end of each section, and at the end of the book, make sense as a plausible system for the people of 4500 years ago to build massive stone pyramidal-like buildings. Yes, tens of thousands of people are required, but the technology employed is well defined in Isler's book and evidence for the existence of the tools required, and the alignment, hoisting, and leveling methods used, is referenced.
A must read for those interested in this topic.