By Mark Lehner
For hundreds of years the pyramids have encouraged passionate theories approximately their origins, goal and approach to building. during this totally paintings at the significant pyramids of old Egypt, the writer surveys the historical past, construction and use of the pyramids. He examines either the practicalities and logostics in their building and their conceptual facets - their cosmology and iconography and their fascinating texts. different positive aspects contain debts of the newest discoveries by means of overseas groups engaged on the pyramids; dialogue of the most recent theories; chronology and heritage of Egypt and the pyramids; maps and placement plans; a consultant to traveling; laptop generated point of view perspectives of the internal of the pyramids; and quotations from old texts, early explorers and archaeologists.