The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh

By William Matthew Flinders Petrie,

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This early work by the British archaeologist, Flinders Petrie, was originally published in 1883 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh' is a scholarly work on the surveying and construction of one of the world's ancient wonders. William Matthew…

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Flinders Petrie was the first, and remains, the greatest of all those who have studied Giza. Over many years he physically measured and surveyed the entire Giza site. It is those mathematical results that prove the complex was put there as a message for generations to come, rather than the more favoured ideas of burial complexes for obscure kings. He identifies tiny details, that I too identified on a visit to the Cairo museum, that just could not be done. The necessary lasers suitable are only just being developed over 100 years later.

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