Introduction

The purpose of this website is to make more readily available, the contents of a selection of my articles in the broad field of Egyptology, dealing primarily with the planning of the Giza and Dahshur Pyramids but also 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 royal tombs at Thebes.

Before the advent of the Internet, only specialists had easy access  to my articles, in obscure journals which could be found gathering dust on the shelves of academic libraries. Although these articles can only give a snapshot of my research at particular moments in time, I have for the most part preserved the original text in the versions presented on this website.


John Legon


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