The Great Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries
Mysteries of the Pyramids of Giza
No monuments from the ancient world enjoy greater fame than the three pyramids at Giza. These tombs mark the culmination of a century of trial and error, as previous architects attempted to design the ideal structure to house the body of their pharaoh and secure his soul’s afterlife with the gods. At Giza, pyramid construction reached its apogee, witnessing the largest and most elaborate sepulchers ever erected.
History of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Archaeologists have long studied these magnificent structures, puzzling out a history that stretches back over four millennia. Drawing on centuries of research, this presentation explores who designed and built the pyramids, how such massive buildings were constructed, and what role they played within ancient Egyptian society and religion.
Recommended Reading for Mystery of the Pyramids:
- The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries, by Mark Lehner
- Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History, by Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass