The Pyramids Of Giza | by Annie Abernethie Pirie Quibell
Everyone who comes to Egypt has heard of the pyramids, but comparatively few know more about them than that they are tall and pointed, and, in a vague way, that they are very old. Some people have an idea that they were the buildings that the Children of Israel built for Pharaoh under the lash of Egyptian overseers, and it surprises many when they come to realise that the pyramids had been standing for more than a thousand years before the Children of Israel ever saw Egypt.
|Title||The Pyramids Of Giza|
|Author||Annie Abernethie Pirie Quibell|
|Publisher||The C. M. S. Bookshop|
|Copyright||1910, The C. M. S. Bookshop|
|Amazon||The Pyramids of Giza|
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