F1219.3 .P9T58 1976
New York : Harper & Row, c1976.
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I had a good time with "Mysteries of the Egyptian Pyramids" by the same author, and this book delivers the same resources. There's a short history of the archaeology of Pyramids from the professional point of view, some high quality 19th century etchings, and then a good deal of loose reasoning about the purpose and functions of the structures. I believe this book antedates the discovery that many Maya pyramids are accretions, a set of pyramids built one over the other, gradually growing in size. So it's entertaining, and in the main untrustworthy, unless one is looking for RPG background material.
xvii, 427 p.; 26 cm
006014324X / 9780060143244
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