THE SECRET OF THE GREAT PYRAMID : HOW ONE MAN'S OBSESSION LED TO THE SOLUTION OF ANCIENT EGYPT'S GREATEST MYSTERY
by Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin
Of all the seven wonders of the world, only the pyramids still stand and there are one hundred and seven of them dispersed throughout Egypt. The largest one is the Great Pyramid, on the Giza Plateau. It's been photographed and analyzed through the centuries more than any other pyramid and yet mysteries still abound. Nobody knows how it was built. There is no documentation.
What is known is that it took twenty years and 25,000 men to construct it.
The author, Bob Brier, is an Egyptologist, who has researched pyramids and tombs in fifteen countries. He met Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect, who became obsessed with how the Great Pyramid was built, spending ten hours a day, on his computer, until he found the secret, unseen for 4,500 years.
The Secret of the Great Pyramid is a terrific story. Brier does a great job, effortlessly, weaving ancient and modern history together.