Describing pyramids without pictures may be impossible. This book seemed repetitive and, for us, was too dull to finish.
I was hoping to learn more about the stories behind the pyramids. It was pretty boring - I didn't finish.
Boring. It only touches on what is known about the building on the pyramids
Unless you have pen and paper in hand to write all the names down, you couldn't possibly follow the history. Very dry and full of detail that doesn't add to an overall understanding of the people and their times. I am listening for the second time The Teaching Company's "The History of Ancient Egypt" as delivered by Professor Bob Brier. It is positively outstanding and a must for anyone interested in Egyptology. Totally understandable by the lay-person, artfully constructed, and masterfully delivered. I could never tire of listening to these lectures.
God this was awful. Unless you are an archaeologist or obsessed with Egyptian history this book is not for you. Not even good for general history buffs.
Zahi Hawass is the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and director of the Giza Plateau. He is the author of many books on ancient Egypt, including the bestselling Valley of the Golden Mummies. He was the host of such National Geographic television specials as Open the Lost Tombs and Pyramids Live.