Pyramids: The Inside Story
Explore the great pyramids at Giza, learn about the excavations of the “royal production center,” where bread, tools, beer, and other necessities were produced for the pyramid builders, and read interviews with archaeologists Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner at this PBS site.
The Plateau: Official Web site of Dr. Zahi Hawass
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments and Director of the Pyramids, is also the National Geographic Society’s newest explorer-in-residence. Read about his many spectacular discoveries at Giza and elsewhere in Egypt.
Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids
Showcasing artifacts that were part of a 1999 exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this site includes sections on pyramid complexes, tombs of officials, images of royalty, objects used in daily life, and much more. Pictures and descriptions offer detailed information about exquisite works of art, including tomb reliefs, jars, and jewelry.
The Sphinx and the Pyramids: 100 Years of American Archaeology at Giza
The Harvard Semitic Museum, where Mark Lehner is a research associate, is home to this exploration of American excavations at Giza. The site focuses on fieldwork done by Harvard archaeologist George Reisner in the early 20th century.