Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 - Volume 3 Howard Vyse

ISBN: 9781108075688

Published: November 4th 2014

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276 pages


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Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 - Volume 3  by  Howard Vyse

Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 - Volume 3 by Howard Vyse
November 4th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 276 pages | ISBN: 9781108075688 | 4.79 Mb

An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784 53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840 2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day. Adopting the style ofMoreAn army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784 53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840 2, has remained an instructive resource in Egyptology up to the present day.

Adopting the style of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyses return to England, the work was continued by the engineer and surveyor John Shae Perring (1813 69). Vyse gives observations of his travels, and of the landscape, people and architecture he encountered, as well as details of the important work he carried out. Most notable was his discovery, using gunpowder, of four new chambers in the Great Pyramid containing quarry marks - graffiti by the pyramid builders.

Volume 3 (1842) describes the work continued by Perring on various pyramids, and on the mummy pits at Saqqara.



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