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Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
With an Account of a Voyage into Upper Egypt, and an Appendix

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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075664
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  • 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 of a journal, with illustrations and diagrams throughout, it narrates in detail his excavations at Giza, surveying and measuring the pyramids. Following Vyse's 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 1 (1840) covers the start of his travels in Egypt and the early excavations on the Great Pyramid.

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    04th Mar 2020 by Vanz

    I found it great reading and fabulous that it was a diary. It reflects the politics of the time with Vyce commenting on all the cultures represented in Egypt. Loved the discoveries around and in the pyramid. Lots of comments on local culture

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    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075664
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. First arrival at Cairo
    2. State of the pyramids at Gizeh
    3. Return from Syria to Alexandria
    4. Second arrival at Cairo
    5. M. Caviglia's arrival at Cairo
    6. Voyage into Upper Egypt
    7. Arrival at Thebes
    8. Es Souan
    9. Temple of Sabooa
    10. Temple of Amada
    11. Wady Halfa
    12. Faras
    13. Ferradj
    14. Abou Simbel
    15. Tosko
    16. Ibrim
    17. Derr
    18. Dakke
    19. Gerf Hossein
    20. Dandoor
    21. Kalabshee
    22. Wady Taffa
    23. Gertassee
    24. Debode
    25. Philae
    26. Koum Ombos
    27. Hadjar Silsilis
    28. Edfou
    29. Eilithias
    30. Esneh
    31. El Hallam
    32. Gebelein
    33. Ermont
    34. Thebes
    35. Dendera
    36. Quasr-e-Syad
    37. How
    38. Abydos
    39. Eckmim
    40. Shendowee
    41. Gow-el-Kebeer
    42. E-Siout
    43. El Karib
    44. Tel-el-Amarna
    45. Reramoun
    46. Sheik Abadeh
    47. Beni Hassan
    48. Minyeh
    49. Dewadee
    50. Tehneh
    51. Deir-el-Adra
    52. Kom Achmar
    53. Benisouef
    54. The Faiyoum
    55. Gizeh: the pyramids.

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