Article

'Too great a morsell for time to deuoure': Seventeenth-Century Surveys of the Pyramids at Giza

Citation

Vine A (2007) 'Too great a morsell for time to deuoure': Seventeenth-Century Surveys of the Pyramids at Giza. Journeys - the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 8 (1-2), pp. 21-40. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/abstract/journals/journeys/8/1/

Abstract
This essay explores the responses of early modern travel-writers, primarily English, to the Pyramids at Giza. By examining a series of surveys, scholarly and otherwise, it proposes that the Pyramids became sites of overwhelming curiosity for seventeenth-century travellers. It also explores the literary, antiquarian and mathematical influences behind this curiosity, the influences which resulted in the emergence of an architectural and mensural approach to those three iconic Egyptian monuments

Keywords
curiosity; early modern; egypt; survey; wonder

Journal
Journeys - the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing: Volume 8, Issue 1-2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2007
PublisherBerghahn
Publisher URLhttps://www.berghahnjournals.com/…ls/journeys/8/1/
ISSN1465-2609