DK Eyewitness Books: Pyramid, 1st Edition

  • James Putnam
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  • ISBN-10: 0756686156
  • ISBN-13: 9780756686154
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt have stood for over 4,500 years, and the amazing feat of their construction is shrouded in mystery. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tries to answer some of the riddles about them and the people who built them. Discover what archeological finds have revealed about life on the banks of the Nile during the Pyramid Age. See the pyramids and temples of Egypt and Mexico in breathtaking detail, as well as statues of pharaohs, officials, workers, and religious texts written on stone and papyrus thousands of years ago. Reconstructions show the step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, the interior passages of the Great Pyramid, and a pyramid being built. Pyramid is a unique and fascinating introduction to the mysteries of these striking and colossal structures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: What are Pyramids?.
2: Built for a King.
3: The Great Step Pyramid.
4: The Step Pyramid Complex.
5: First True Pyramids.
6: The Pyramids of Giza.
7: The Pharaohs of Giza.
8: The Great Pyramid.
9: Inside the Pyramid.
10: Temples and Offerings.
11: The Great Sphinx.
12: Funeral Boats.
13: Planning the Pyramid.
14: Building in brick and stone.
15: Tools for Building.
16: The Pyramid Rises.
17: A Slow Decline.
18: The Middle Kingdom Revival.
19: Pyramidions.
20: Riddles of the Pyramids.
21: Pyramids of Nubia.
22: Pharaohs of Nubia.
23: A Queen’s Treasure.
24: Pyramids of Mexico.
25: Mayan Pyramids.
26: Aztec Pyramids.
27: The Pyramid Lives on….
28: Did You Know?.
29: Who’s Who?.
30: Find Out More.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: What are Pyramids?.
2: Built for a King.
3: The Great Step Pyramid.
4: The Step Pyramid Complex.
5: First True Pyramids.
6: The Pyramids of Giza.
7: The Pharaohs of Giza.
8: The Great Pyramid.
9: Inside the Pyramid.
10: Temples and Offerings.
11: The Great Sphinx.
12: Funeral Boats.
13: Planning the Pyramid.
14: Building in brick and stone.
15: Tools for Building.
16: The Pyramid Rises.
17: A Slow Decline.
18: The Middle Kingdom Revival.
19: Pyramidions.
20: Riddles of the Pyramids.
21: Pyramids of Nubia.
22: Pharaohs of Nubia.
23: A Queen’s Treasure.
24: Pyramids of Mexico.
25: Mayan Pyramids.
26: Aztec Pyramids.
27: The Pyramid Lives on….
28: Did You Know?.
29: Who’s Who?.
30: Find Out More.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.