12 Sep Secrets of The Great Pyramid. By Peter Tompkins. Illustrated. pp. New York: Harper & Row. $ But this vast structure, the only survivor. Secrets of the Great Pyramid has ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Tompkins, Probes the mystery of the construction and significance of the Great Pyramid of. As with most of the great temples of antiquity, whoever built the Great Pyramid designed it on the basis of hermetic geometry known to a restricted circle of.

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Secrets Of the Great Pyramid

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my entire pyrxmid. World of Books Ltd Condition: Unlike some concealed or buried tombs which survived in the Valley of the Kings, the Great Pyramid has been a target that one could hardly fail to notice, and hardly miss presuming that this greatest of monuments really ought to conceal grand valuables somewhere in its vast courses of stone.

Vernon C Crosier rated it really liked it Mar 07, They knew the length of the yea to several decimals, the oeter density of the planet, the 26, year precession of the equinoxes, and the speed of light.

They discuss sacred mathematics and the Golden Mean, what the pyramid could have been used for, who could have built it, – you name it. Lovely illustrations as well.

Susan Fhe rated it really liked it Mar 19, Boards and jacket show modest wear. Celia rated it really liked it Jan 20, Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound.


Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Return to Book Page. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the great pyramid of Cheops.

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This simple building of vast solidity seems to become more subtle the more one learns about it; its history of discoveries and speculation is less solid than any mirage in the desert, wavering in front of our eyes as though most explorers and theorists of treat had delusions from pyamid.

Secrets of the Great Pyramid – Peter Tompkins

Secrets of the Great Pyramid: Very good condition hardback book with mylar protected dustjacket,very clean no highlighting,underlining or notes.

Secrets of the Great Pyramid is scientific tkmpkins cultural history of a rare quality. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A major secret of mysteries here is that all the ancient tombs and other buildings which were known to the ancient man-in-the-street were looted in antiquity. Used book in very good condition. Shabazz Pizazz rated it it was amazing May 30, Lisa rated pteer liked it Aug 05, Illustrated dust-jacket with price intact has slight edge wear.

Lynette Staswick rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Edges intact but has some dirt marks. Rodleech rated it really liked it Aug 04, In a strong suspenseful narrative, Tompkins recreates the adventures and explorations of the archeologists, treasure hunters, soldiers, scientists, and eccentrics who endeavoured to solve the secrets of the Pyramid, scaling it and measuring it over the centuries.


Just a former owner’s stamp mark at the endpaper.

With an appendix by Livio Catullo Stecchini Size: What makes Biblio different? Many drawings, diagrams, and maps.

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Refresh and try again. In modern times archaeologists appeared with measuring-tapes and pick-axes, but our Egyptologists are too late on the scene by ages. Its precise location served as the prime meridian or GMT for their epoch.

Sep 02, Wendy added it Shelves: Explorers and other experts and amateurs have disputed not only straightforward details of its massive physical presence, but the nature of its construction and even of its reason for being. Yet Churchill supported them in preference to loyal, honorable anti-fascists who contributed with their blood to the renaisance of Italy, liberating a hundred cities in the north before the arrival of the Allied armies.

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Reviews Books by Author: There is some light fading on the top edge. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition to wonderful period photographs and engravings in this large-format book, Tompkins provides the diagrams which are essential to understanding the theories put forth during the last couple of centuries.