The Great Pyramid Manual takes the technical description and historical interpretation of the last `Great Wonder of the Ancient World’ to the next level. Lavishly illustrated with the most accurate architectural diagrams and three-dimensional reconstructions currently available, the book pays tribute to the greatest iconic work of human culture. The Great Pyramid was the world’s tallest monument for nearly 4,000 years. Until the 19th century, it was also the heaviest structure ever built. It was the central component of a huge funerary complex called Akhet Khufu, `Khufu’s Horizon’, by the ancient Egyptians. Over time, the plateau around it developed into an enormous necropolis, a true city of the dead. While many great monuments were built alongside it, none have surpassed it.
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Franck Monnier is an engineer based in France and is currently associate researcher with the CNRS in Nanterre, Paris. He specialises in the study of ancient Egyptian architecture, including ancient Egyptian construction techniques, and is the author of several books and dozens of articles in this subject area. His main research fields are funerary and military architecture.