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Bob Brier - Author

About the Author

Bob Brier, known as Mr. Mummy, is a Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and the author of eight books, including The Murder of Tutankhamen. He has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world's most famous mummies, including King Tut, Lenin, Ramses the Great, Evita, and the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. He has conducted research in pyramids and tombs in 15 countries and was the host of several award-winning television specials for TLC, including the blockbuster series Pyramids, Mummies & Tombs and Mummy Detective. In 2010 National Geographic TV presented his documentary Secret of the Great Pyramid. A contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, he also writes articles for many other magazines, including Smithsonian, and KMT. He lives in the Bronx, NY.


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The Secret of the Great Pyramid

The Secret of the Great Pyramid

Author: Bob Brier, Jean-Pierre Houdin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Eight years ago, Jean-Pierre Houdin, a successful French architect, became obsessed by the age-old mystery of how the Great Pyramid was built. He renounced his architectural practice, sold his Paris apartment, and for ten hours a day labored at his computer to create exquisitely detailed 3-D models of the interior of the Great Pyramid. After five years of effort, the images rotating on his computer screen provided irrefutable evidence of an astonishing secret. Corkscrewing up the inside of the Great Pyramid is a mile-long ramp, unseen for 4,500 years. The pyramid was built from the inside. The revelation casts a fresh light on the minds that founded earth's first civilization. The narration takes place in two time frames: ancient and modern. The ancient story explains how a nation of farmers that had only recently emerged from the Stone Age could construct one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To execute something as complex and massive as the Great Pyramid, Egypt needed architects, mathematicians, boat builders, stone masons, metallurgists. It took twenty years to build the Great Pyramid. By the time its capstone was laid in 2560 BC, the innovations born of the building quest had transformed agrarian Egypt into the world's most modern, most powerful nation. As we follow the progress of Hemienu, the innovative architect who planned, organized and oversaw construction of the Great Pyramid, we also follow Houdin working to discover how and why the ancient architect designed the pyramid as he did. Houdin works as a 'forensic' architect, aiming to reconstruct the lessons Hemienu had learned from construction of three previous pyramids and to visualise his blueprint for the massive stone building.

The Encyclopedia of Mummies

The Encyclopedia of Mummies

Author: Bob Brier Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2004

In this informative, rich and readable A-Z compendium, world-renowned Egyptologist and mummy expert Bob Brier broadens our understanding of what mummies are, who they were, and how they came to be mummies. He includes descriptions of famous mummies from Napoleon, Lenin and Eva Peron to Tutankhamen and the Ice Man of the Alps. The global coverage offers views on Egyptian, Chinese, Italian, Peruvian and Native American mummies, among others, while the timescale moves through Ancient Egyptian mummification methods right to the present-day cryogenic techniques. Brier also documents the influence of mummies upon literature, film, the visual arts and popular culture. This book contains all the tools you could need in solving the riddle that every mummy contains.