The purpose of this website
is to make more readily
available, the contents of a selection of my articles in the broad
Egyptology, dealing primarily with the planning of the Giza Pyramids
including my original contributions to such diverse subjects as ancient
Egyptian metrology, the artists' Canon of Proportions, and the scribes'
calculation of the volumes of stone extracted during the cutting of the
tombs at Thebes.
Given that references to my research may now be found
in a number of books and papers, many of which have achieved world-wide
circulation, it seems desirable to make some of the primary material
to a wider audience. Only specialists have hitherto had convenient
access to my
articles, in obscure journals which may be found gathering dust on the
of academic libraries. But even though, through the medium of the
is quite easy to make some fairly interesting and significant facts
generally known, my personal preference and priority is to record
discoveries in printed publications.
In constructing this website, I have taken the opportunity to refine
text of one or two of the articles presented here; but apart from minor
and new graphics, the material remains for the most part the same as