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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425206904
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/7/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 246,561
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bob Brier has spent more than twenty years studying ancient Egypt, focusing on paleopathology, the study of disease in the ancient world. He is one of the world's most authoritative and respected Egyptologists and the author of two previous books, Ancient Egyptian Magic and Egyptian Mummies. Currently, he hosts the Learning Channel's most successful series ever,The Great Egyptians. Dr. Brier is chairman of the philosophy department at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, in Brookville, New York.

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

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    Bob Brier is the MAN

    He brings ancient Egypt to life. All of the myths are validated or dispelled. Mr. Brier brings Egyptology to the front of the scientific conscious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2006

    Fantastic book that's theory can't be ignored

    This is the book that started my 3 year (and still going) obsession with anicent Egypt. None better than Bob Brier. He makes things every easy to understand. A definate can't miss book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2006

    Murder Indeed!!

    WOW!! Amazing new take on an age old mystery!! A Who's Who of Egypt at the time of Tut's rule and those who came before him. Links Tut to his ancestors and gives you a real sense of who he was and what he was up against. Deception,mystery,suspense. Those that love ancient Egypt and the mystery surrounding the 'boy king' will not be able to put this one down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    Entertaining, Provocative

    Brier establishes neither that Tut was murdered nor that the deed was committed by Aye, his chief of staff. He does, however, raise the succinct possibility that such a crime occurred, doing so with color and contagious enthusiasm which makes this book a pleasure to read. While not, strictly speaking, a standard history of the era, Brier's effort to prove his case makes the history come alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2003

    A well-put masterpiece!

    Dr. Brier does an excellent job at tackling this mystery of much controversial debate. The supposed homicide of the young 'boy king' Tutankhamen... Whilst convincing the reader that he was murdered, he also adds the opposing opinions begirding the debate, allowing the reader to come up with his or her own conjectures, based upon supporting indicia. He also takes a journey back into the sociological aspects of Ancient Egypt, allowing the reader to reach further conclusions surrounding this antediluvian conundrum. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is willing to take a leap into this dialectical topic of reasoning, or who just is interested in Ancient Egypt in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2002

    Superb Coverage of Controversial Topic!

    Brier does an excellent job with an obviously controversial topic. Was Tut murdered or wasn't he? The parallels between Tut's death and President Lincoln's death is almost uncanny; severe brain injury caused by an assassin and the question of how to and whether to treat the injuries. Not only are we presented with simply the murder itself, but we are given a wonderful account of medical practices in ancient Egypt as well as a history of the kingship. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am convinced that Tut was, indeed, murdered.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2001

    'The Best Book Ever!'

    The Murder of Tutankhamen:A True Story is the best book I've read so far. The best part is were he asks questions which makes you think what might have happened then and gives you enough information so that you understand it better. I recommend this to anyone who likes to read about Anient Eygpt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2000

    A definite must for all scholars!!!

    I've been studying Ancient Egyptian civilization for 10 years and have read many books. Bob Brier's book is written in a way that draws the reader in. Every page is a joy to read. Brier talks about how everyday life must have been for this young Pharoah, allowing the reader to see a more personal side to this king. Brier does an excellent job with relating Tutankhamun's ancestry and the king's surrounding world. This allows the reader to fully understand the boy that has been dead now for over 3K years. A great book!!!!

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