Discover the timeless grandeur of the pyramids - from the massive tombs of Egypt's pharaohs to the majestic temples of Mexico.
The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt have stood for over 4,500 years, and the amazing feat of their construction is shrouded in mystery. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tries to answer some of the riddles about them and the people who built them.
the first pyramid ever made • a builder's sketch for a step pyramid • a Mayan pyramid deep in the jungle • the battered head of the Great Sphinx • the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid • the oldest-known religious writings
why the Bent Pyramid is bent • how the Aztecs sacrificed their victims • why thieves looted the pyramids • why Egyptian pharaohs were buried with boats • why King Snefru built four pyramids • what are queens' pyramids
the hidden passages of the Great Pyramid • what the Sphinx told Thutmose IV in a dream • which pharaoh is mentioned in the Bible • hieroglyphic graffiti left by ancient Egyptian tourists
and much, much more!
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