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The Treasures of the Pyramids
 
 
Author
Zahi Hawass, ed.
Publisher American University in Cairo  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 14.25 x 10.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9789774247989
Pages/Publication Date 400/2003
Daedalus Item Code 38241
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Besides being among the most marvelous architectural achievements of ancient history, the pyramids are the most visible aspect of the unique religious and metaphysical beliefs of ancient Egypt; forming a point of contact between earth and heaven, they were the means by which the soul of the pharaoh ascended to heaven to join Ra, his celestial father. Edited by Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, this oversized volume is an in-depth, highly visual survey of Egypt's pyramids, with texts by leading Egyptologists and more than 600 color drawings and photos, up to 20 x 14 inches.
 
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