The Secret of the Great Pyramid

How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery

by Bob Brier, Jean-Pierre Houdin

On Sale: 10/06/2009

The Secret of the Great Pyramid

How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery

by Bob Brier, Jean-Pierre Houdin

On Sale: 10/06/2009

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About the Book

The Secret of the Great Pyramid is a thrilling intellectual adventure story about the most exciting discovery in Egyptology in decades. Bob Brier, along with French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, tells the remarkable true story of Houdin’s obsession with Egypt’s Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World: how, in an ancient agrarian society not long removed from the Stone Age, such a remarkable structure could have been envisioned and constructed. At once the story of Houdin’s determined search for answers to the puzzle that have eluded scientist and Egyptologists for centuries and a fascinating history of the planning and building of the magnificent edifice, The Secret of the Great Pyramid is an extraordinary work that puts the mystery to rest, once and for all.

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Critical Praise

“Houdin’s theory solves many mysteries about the huge structure.” - Scientific American

“ The authors’ prose is lucid, aided by drawings and photos, and the theories are intriguing.” - Publishers Weekly

“It’s a plausible theory, well-illustrated, and makes a useful addition to the always seductive study of pyramids…An intriguing new twist to an old enigma.” - Kirkus Reviews

” Great fun for Egyptophiles.” - Barbara Mertz, author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphics

“A serious attempt at a new explanation for one of the oldest Egyptological mysteries.” - Peter Der Manuelian, Giza Archives Project Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061655531
  • ISBN 10: 0061655538
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/06/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology

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