by David Macaulay

Paperback, 1975




Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1975.


Text and black-and-white illustrations follow the intricate step-by-step process of the building of an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

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LibraryThing member AlCracka
I used to love these books when I was a kid. Turns out they're still pretty awesome.
LibraryThing member scnelson
This book is an old friend, a magnificently illustrated story of how the pyramids were built, or as close to our understanding of it came at the time. While it is a bit dated, the pictures of the process still give this book great value in showing us that one way or the other, these incredible structures were built by people not that different than you and I, though there world was quite a bit different indeed.… (more)
LibraryThing member raizel
Lots of details about the ancient Egyptian pyramids were built. An explanation of how the Egyptians determined which way was north by marking off where the stars rose and set on a circular structure.


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