At a glance:
- Author: I. E. S. Edwards
- First Published: 1947
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: From approximately 2686 to 350
- Setting: Upper and Lower Egypt
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: History, Supernatural, Kings, queens, or royalty, Egypt or Egyptians, Pyramids, Middle East, Archaeology or archaeologists, Tombs or graves, Monarchy
- Locales: Africa, Egypt
Form and Content
Against an outline of Egyptian dynastic history and an analysis of ancient Egyptian religion, I. E. S. Edwards, who once served as the keeper of Egyptian antiquities at the British Museum in London, traces the evolution of the royal tomb from the simple burial mound through the subsequent mastaba (bench), the step pyramid, and the familiar true pyramid, only found in Egypt. All of these are funerary monuments with wider religious and spiritual significance.
For those not conversant with pyramid complexes, Edwards describes the solid pile of...
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