Egyptian Tomb Architecture

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Author  David I. Lightbody
Publisher  British Archaeological Reports
Publication Date   October 15, 2008
ISBN  1407303392
Pages  88

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This thesis, sure to prove controversial, examines the geometry of Old Kingdom Royal tomb architecture, arguing for far greater levels of mathematical sophistication than hitherto admitted. Adding his own contribution to the Black Athena debate, Lightbody also claims that the debts in measurement, geometry and mathematics which the Greeks owe to the Egyptians has also not been fully recognised, not least due to an overfocusing on philological evidence.

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