100 Things You Should Know about Pyramids

100 Things You Should Know about Pyramids

by John Malam


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100 things you should know about Pyramids charts the development of pyramid building throughout history and around the world. Exactly 100 facts accompanied by photographs and detailed artwork reveal fascinating information about different types of pyramids and the people that constructed them. Discover how and why they were built, and the ways in which they have influenced modern architecture. Throughout there are quizzes and activities, plus fun facts and colour cartoons.

Exactly 100 facts

Detailed illustrations throughout

Exciting text written and checked by experts

Quizzes and activities

Fun facts and cartoons

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422215258
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Series: 100 Things You Should Know About Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

What is a pyramid? 6

Egypt-land of pyramids 8

Sneferu, the pyramid king 10

The Giza Pyramids 12

Why build Pyramids? 14

Building a Pyramid 16

Raising the blocks 18

Pyramid people 20

The Great Pyramid 22

Around the Great Pyramid 24

Resting in peace 26

End of the pyramid age 28

Egypt's last pyramids 30

Ziggurats 32

Pyramids of the Maya 34

Pyramids of Mexico 36

Pyramids of the Aztecs 38

Robbers and explorers 40

A world of pyramids 42

Pyramid crazy! 44

Modern pyramids 46

Index 48

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