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Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
With an Account of a Voyage into Upper Egypt, and an Appendix

Volume 3. Appendix

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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075688

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  • An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784–53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840–2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813–69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing 'quarry marks' - graffiti by the pyramid builders. Volume 3 (1842) describes the work continued by Perring on various pyramids, and on the mummy pits at Saqqara.

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    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075688
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Remarks upon the map
    2. Pyramid of Abou Roash
    3. Pyramids of Abouseir
    4. Pyramids of Saccara
    5. Pyramids of Dashoor
    6. Pyramids of Lisht
    7. Pyramid of Meydoom
    8. Pyramid of Illahoon
    9. Pyramid of Howara
    10. Pyramids of Biahhmoo
    11. The Birket Kharron
    12. Pyramid of El Koofa
    13. The mummy pits at Saccara
    14. Discoveries at Tourah
    15. Remarks on the measures by which the pyramids were built
    16. The Sphinx
    17. Remarks on the Egyptian army
    18. Horses in Egypt and Syria.

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