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The Great Pyramid of Giza: A History from Beginning to Present

Narrated by: Al Henderson
Length: 59 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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The Great Pyramid of Giza

Ancient Egypt has mystified and entranced generation after generation. The Egyptians' mastery of architecture, their complex religious ideologies, and their peculiar views on death have given modern-day readers much to ponder. Few, if any, of their remaining relics have produced the awe and spectacular wonder of the Great Pyramids of Giza. These three architectural masterpieces have stood for more than 5,000 years despite looting, exploitation, and the slow erosion of time.  

Inside you will learn about:

  • The birth of a wonder
  • The architect and exterior construction
  • The construction of the interior: The King’s Tomb
  • The end of the Old Kingdom
  • The birth of Egyptology
  • The Great Pyramid today
  • Fringe theories on the Great Pyramid
  • And much more 

This book will describe the history, theory, and ideology behind the construction of the last remaining ancient wonder of the world.

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Promises more than it delivers

This is not really a book, or a serious study, but a most cursory and poorly researched summary of some generalities about the Great Pyramid. It is barely a cut above a children’s book.

Because there are so many varying theories about the time, nature, and meaning of the Pyramid, this book is hardly alone in presenting a haphazard history, and thus reading it would arm one with at least a vagary of information.