Ancient Egypt: Great structures
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Unravel the mysteries of the pyramids and investigate their astrological and mathematical references
It is 1880 – the dawning of the golden age of Egyptology. William Flinders Petrie, a brilliant young scientist from Kent, arrives in Egypt to carry out a mathematical survey of the pyramids at Giza. He is fascinated by the air of history around him, but ‘sickened at the rate at which everything is being destroyed, and the little regard paid to preservation’.
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