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Title:
The Great Pyramid of Giza : history and speculation
Author:
Bonwick, James, 1817-1906.
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Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
Physical Description:
viii, 224 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Pyramid facts and fancies. London : C. Kegan Paul , 1877.
Language:
English
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover031/2002031303.html
ISBN:
9780486425214
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Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration for religious teachings, scientific and mystic implications. Unabridged republication of the classic 1877 edition.


Table of Contents

What is the Great Pyramid?p. 1
The Trenchp. 7
The Causewayp. 7
How it was builtp. 9
The Stepsp. 10
The Sizep. 12
The Casingp. 14
The Topp. 18
The Namep. 20
The Openingp. 22
The Passagesp. 25
The Wellp. 29
The Galleryp. 31
The Queen's Chamberp. 34
The King's Chamberp. 35
The Sarcophagusp. 39
The Chambers of Constructionp. 45
The Inscriptionsp. 46
The Subterranean Chamberp. 50
The Blocking upp. 53
When was the Pyramid built?p. 61
Who built the Great Pyramid?p. 70
Smaller Pyramids of Gizehp. 80
Other Egyptian Pyramidsp. 87
Other Monumental Tombsp. 96
Obelisksp. 100
The Sphinxp. 105
Why was the Pyramid built?p. 110
1. Barrier against Desert Sandsp. 110
2. Satan's Seatp. 111
3. Imitation of Noah's Arkp. 111
4. Filtering Reservoirsp. 111
5. To please the Womenp. 111
6. The Queen of Sheba's Giftsp. 112
7. Joseph's Granariesp. 112
8. Display of Royal Despotismp. 113
9. Preservation of Learning from Delugep. 114
10. Tomb of the Kingp. 119
11. Standard of Weights and Measuresp. 126
Astronomical Teaching
12. Astronomical Observatoryp. 144
13. Tells its own Latitudep. 145
14. Its own Agep. 146
15. Circumference of the Earthp. 149
16. True Shape of the Earthp. 152
17. Density of the Earthp. 153
18. Distance of the Sunp. 154
19. Days in a Yearp. 155
20. Law of Gravitationp. 158
21. Time of Descent to Sunp. 158
22. Planetary Distancesp. 159
23. Rise of a Polar Starp. 160
24. The Equinoxesp. 165
25. Precession of the Equinoxesp. 166
26. Connection with Siriusp. 168
Religious Teaching
27. Unity of Godp. 170
28. Divine Origination of Measurep. 171
29. Inspiration for certain teachingp. 173
30. Memorial of the Delugep. 175
31. The Sabbathp. 176
32. Model for Mosaic Institutionsp. 177
33. A Messianic Monumentp. 178
34. Type of Christ and His Churchp. 181
35. The Millenniump. 182
Scientific and Mystic Teaching
36. Rise and Fall of Land in Egyptp. 192
37. Illustrate Geometric Truthp. 197
38. Proportion of Diameter and Circumferencep. 197
39. Quadrature of the Circlep. 199
40. Part of Pyramidal Systemp. 202
41. Agreement with Causewayp. 209
42. Typify the Generative Principlep. 210
43. Emblem of Sun and Firep. 211
44. Egyptian Religious Ritesp. 216
45. Mysteries of Lifep. 218
46. A Masonic Hallp. 219
47. Revelations to Mysticsp. 221