Miroslav Verner is an Egyptologist, archaeologist, and epigrapher who has been working in archaeological excavation and research in Egypt since 1964, and has published thirteen academic monographs and numerous academic articles. He is the author of Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2013) and Abusir: The Story of a Royal Necropolis (AUC Press, 2016).
In this book, Verner reveals important research on the rediscovery of the pyramids, . . . their meaning, and their construction. He proves to us that each pyramid has its own method of construction. He gives us a detailed account of each site and all the scholars who worked on these sites. He also provides his own interpretation of all the theories presented by the various scholars, beginning with the pyramid of Djoser and continuing to the last pyramid built by Ahmose in Abydos. . . .If you read this book you will live a great adventure, narrated by Verner, around the glorious pyramids of Egypt. This book is not written only for scholars. The public, students, and all aficionados of ancient Egypt will learn from this great body of work and from this great scholar. --from the Foreword by Zahi Hawass This sumptuously illustrated study incorporating the latest archaeological findings is highly recommended for general and informed readers fascinated by the pyramids and ancient Egyptian civilization. --Library Journal The new seminal text --Science News Editor's Choice . . . this comprehensive volume details everything you ever wanted to know about pyramids. --Rosemary Herbert, The Boston Herald Engaging, lucid . . . Richly illustrated . . . displays both a deep respect for the research of Egyptologists and a comprehensive knowledge of it. --Kirkus Reviews Miroslav Verner . . . provides an accessible introduction to the culture of the ancient Egyptians. --Die Welt