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The Pharaoh: Book 1 of the Giza Trilogy

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How were the three massive pyramids on the Giza Plateau built? Why were they built? Who constructed these enormous mountains of stone? In the first novel in the Giza Trilogy, THE PHARAOH the questions are answered, or at least plausible explanations offered to the reader... THE PHARAOH is the fictional account of the life and times of Pharaoh Khufu who ruled Egypt (Kemet) between 2603 B.C. and 2566 B.C. Khufu, considered by those he ruled over as a god-king was the builder of the largest of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau.

The book tells the story of Khufu’s life, from childhood to death – his enrolment in the School of Scribes as well as his duties, firstly as prince and then as pharaoh. Khufu’s military conquests into Kush to gather gold for his treasury so that his pyramid can be built are also portrayed, along with his close relationship in the royal palace with his wives and children and finally, his on-going conflict with the priests who try to undermine his power to increase their own. Above all, it is the story of Khufu’s greater vision to construct his magnificent House of Eternity, the pyramid that will ensure his immortality in the After Life – for all of eternity...

THE PHARAOH is an epic novel researched with great accuracy. Though a work of fiction, it helps to recreate the times of Khufu and the construction of his pyramid, as well as telling the story of the lives of some of the tens of thousands of everyday workers on the pyramid, bringing these people to life once more. In the pages of the book, the reader will meet the quarry cutters, pullers of stone, overseers and supervisors, priests and scribes, along with the specialist workers such as the carpenters and stonemasons who together, built this mountain of stone as the final resting place for their Pharaoh. The enormous pyramid built by Pharaoh Khufu on the Giza Plateau is the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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