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Engineering the Pyramids

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In Engineering the Pyramids, author Dick Parry - a civil engineer - assesses the design of the pyramids and the likely methods of quarrying, transporting and raising the stones. Basing his ideas on both the archaeological record and the basic principles of engineering - as well as the results from a series of model and full-scale tests - Dr. Parry provides a challenging answer to this mystery of the pyramids. He suggests that ramps were used and the huge stones were transported and raised by rolling them, rather than using highly inefficient sledges beloved of Egyptologists.

Engineering the Pyramids provides a rich and accessible account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organisation needed to bring about these heroic feats of effort and engineering and fascinating insights into the reasons behind the pyramid design.

Synopsis:

A fascinating new account of how and why the pyramids were built, featuring a controvesial theory that challenges popular opinions.

Synopsis:

Using both the archaeological record and the basic principles of engineering, this work proposes the Egyptians moved the stones of the pyramids into place by a system of rollers and ramps, not the sledges beloved of Egyptologists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750934145
Author:
Parry, R H G
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Author:
Parry, Dick
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
TEC056000
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
925x625

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Engineering » Engineering » History
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"Synopsis" by , A fascinating new account of how and why the pyramids were built, featuring a controvesial theory that challenges popular opinions.
"Synopsis" by , Using both the archaeological record and the basic principles of engineering, this work proposes the Egyptians moved the stones of the pyramids into place by a system of rollers and ramps, not the sledges beloved of Egyptologists.
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