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The Pyramids

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The meaning of a Pyramid, Egyptologist Professor Nabil Swelim studies Egypt Pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of King Khufu at Giza, the Step Pyramid of Horus, Bent Pyramid of King Snofru at Dahshur and other Egyptian pyramids.

This is a very short note on a vast subject of pyramids during all times of human history. The libraries have at least half a million volumes on the subject. Pyramids have always existed and are still being built all over the world.

To the layman, pseudo-scientific, supernatural and romantic entertainment on pyramids is unfortunately appealing. Science fiction and Egyptomania leads readers to get caught in fantasies which go beyond reason. One has to consider that pyramid studies are not limited to Egyptian pyramids. In all cases they have shown that they were built by people like us who are capable of creating wonders, but of making mistakes also. Indeed our Egyptian pyramids are famous within a global study.

Generally, pyramid studies are being conducted in the field and the academia.

In the field architectural and archeological work is the objective branch, and in academia pyramid research is the subjective branch. For the last 40 years I have discovered, excavated and published research material on pyramids.

By doing that I was involved in both branches; some of the articles I wrote are the source of the information and the ideas in this note; they are listed here. In Egypt, pyramid studies have been conducted since antiquity.

The remarkable works of Perring, Lepsius, Petrie, Borchardt, Fakhry and Lauer in the last 2 centuries and the present work of a very very few, has added to our present knowledge. Yet we have not acquired enough information to answer all our questions.

Consequently, our knowledge about pyramids remains relatively short. Meanwhile, pyramids are in a state of deterioration.

Quoted by : Pyramid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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