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The Resource Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 : with an account of a voyage into Upper Egypt, and an appendix, Volume 1, Howard Vyse

Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 : with an account of a voyage into Upper Egypt, and an appendix, Volume 1, Howard Vyse

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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, Volume 1
Title
Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837
Title remainder
with an account of a voyage into Upper Egypt, and an appendix
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Howard Vyse
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An army officer and politician, Richard William Howard Vyse (1784{u2013}53) also made his mark as an Egyptologist. This three-volume work, published in 1840{u2013}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{u2013}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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1784-1853
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Vyse, Richard William Howard
Dewey number
916.2
Index
index present
LC call number
DT53
LC item number
.H7 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge University Press.
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Egyptology
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  • Egypt
  • Pyramids
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Vyse, Richard William Howard
  • Perring, John Shae
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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, Volume 1, Howard Vyse
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Originally published in London by James Fraser in 1840
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107705494
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107705494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 : with an account of a voyage into Upper Egypt, and an appendix, Volume 1, Howard Vyse
Publication
Note
Originally published in London by James Fraser in 1840
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107705494
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107705494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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