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Propaganda of the pyramids

You would have thought that massive monuments would be built by states at the apogee of their pomp and glory. Not so, according to an argument in which it is states on the up that need to impress.

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Diamond, J. Propaganda of the pyramids. Nature 424, 891–893 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/424891a

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