The Pyramid Builder : Cheops, the Man Behind the Great Pyramid

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The Egyptians who built the Great Pyramids at Giza would be horrified if they could see what was left of their great building project - the rubble infill! In this reassessment of the life and deeds of the Fourth Dynasty king Cheops, Christine el Mahdy argues that the pyramids we see today have been robbed of their facing stones and are merely the remains of the infill. Besides this, she presents a series of more novel findings about Cheops, his life, his family, and the ambitious building project that dominated his reign. Refuting Herodotus' claims that Cheops enslaved and abused his workers, this book shows them to have been skilled workers who well paid for their work. El Mahdy's concerns for the well-being of the men, when they ate, who did the washing up and how they went to the loo, are charming interludes in this study.

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Christine El Mahdy is a widely renowned Egyptologist whose interest in the subject started as a child (she taught herself to read hieroglyphics aged nine). She has worked in the Egyptian departments of Bolton Museum and Liverpool University Museum and, in 1988, she founded the British Centre for Egyptian Studies which she now runs. She has previously written three internationally bestselling books on ancient Egypt.

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