Khufu and Kukulcán

by Graig B. Smith, P.E., Chairman Emeritus of DMJMH+N; Orange, CA,
Kelly E. Parmenter, Senior Associate with Global Energy Partners, LLC; Lafayette, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 4, Pg. 38-49,79-80

Document Type: Feature article


The pyramids built by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt - especially the magnificent tomb of the fourth Dynasty's Khufu, or Cheops - have prompted extensive inquiry through the ages. Not so the pyramids erected by other ancient people - those of the Maya, for example. But the pyramids of the Maya - Kukulcán's among them - reveal much about the sophisticated skills of their builders.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Egypt | Africa | Middle East

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