How the Great Pyramid Was Built

Author(s): Craig B. Smith; Zawi Hawass (Foreword by); Mark Lehner (Afterword by)


Going beyond even the expertise of archaeologists and historians, world-class engineer Craig B. Smith explores the planning and engineering behind the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza. How would the ancient Egyptians have developed their building plans, devised work schedules, managed laborers, solved specific design and engineering problems, or even improvised on the job?

The answers are here, along with dazzling, one-of-a-kind color photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of tools, materials, and building techniques the ancient masters used. In his foreword to the book, Egypt's Undersecretary of State for the Giza Monuments Zahi Hawass explains the importance of understanding the Great Pyramid as a straightforward construction project.


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General Fields

  • : 9781588346223
  • : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
  • : Smithsonian Books
  • : January 2018
  • : .64 Inches X 5.9 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : 932
  • : 932
  • : Craig B. Smith; Zawi Hawass (Foreword by); Mark Lehner (Afterword by)
  • : 304
  • : 304
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback