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Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History

In this new book Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass provide insights into the history of the Giza plateau based on more than 40 years of excavating and studying the site.

Though today the pyramids and the Sphinx rise from the desert, isolated and enigmatic, they were once surrounded by temples, vast cemeteries, harbors, and teeming towns. This book describes that past in vibrant detail, along with the history of exploration, the religious and social function of the pyramids, how the pyramids were built, and the story of Giza before and after the Old Kingdom. These monuments are brought to life through hundreds of illustrations, including photographs of the monuments, excavations, and objects, as well as plans, reconstructions, and images from remote-controlled cameras and laser scans.

“Lehner and Hawass have produced an astonishingly comprehensive study of the excavations and scientific investigations that have, over two centuries, uncovered the engineering techniques, religious and cultural significance and other aspects of the Giza site.” Read the full review in Nature. 

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Settlement and Cemetery at Giza: Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School

APFS_webcoverThis volume is the first in a series of planned volumes representing the culmination of student work prepared during our Analysis and Publication Field Schools, the final step in our four-part field school for Ministry of Antiquities Inspectors run in conjunction with the American Center for Research in Egypt since 2005.

Settlement and Cemetery presents preliminary excavation and specialist reports detailing fieldwork and material culture analysis from the Heit el-Ghurab (HeG) and Khentkawes Town (KKT) sites carried out during 2010 and 2013 field school seasons. Click here for more information including a table of contents.

Download a free PDF copy of Settlement and Cemetery at Giza: Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School.


Egyptian Pottery Manuals

A Manual of Egyptian Pottery, Volume 1 Revised Edition, Volume 2 Revised Edition, Volume 3 and Volume 4 by Dr. Anna Wodzińska.

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Volume 1, Revised

Volume 2, Revised

Volume 3

Volume 4



Giza Reports Volume 1

GRcoverAncient Egypt Research Associates and the Giza Plateau Mapping Project are pleased to announce the publication of the first in a series of monographs detailing our work at the settlement of the pyramid builders.

While the builders of the Giza pyramids built amazing monuments for pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, they also created one of the earliest examples of urban planning. When the last Giza pyramid was completed, the Lost City was abandoned and forgotten until its rediscovery within the past two decades. View the Table of Contents.

The volume is illustrated with 196 line drawings and 96 black and white photos. It also includes two large fold-out maps: a topographical map of the Giza Plateau and a map of the excavation site. 336p, 292 b/w illus and photos, maps.

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Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) is a 501(c) (3), tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to research on ancient Egypt at the Giza Plateau.

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The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries

complete_pyramidsMark Lehner brings his many years of field research in Egypt to this definitive book. He examines the pyramids in unprecedented detail, covering the practical aspects―the quarries, ramps, and tools used in construction―as well as the conceptual ones.

Professor Lehner surveys and describes the pyramids across their 3,000-year history, as well as explaining the rituals and mythology, the history of travelers, looters, and archaeologists, and the ways in which the pyramids were an integral part of the Egyptian state.

The hundreds of illustrations include computer reconstructions and specially commissioned artists’ perspective views of the pyramids and their interior chambers. 556 illustrations, 83 in color

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