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Professor Bob Brier, Ph.D.

Professor Bob Brier
  • Long Island University
  • The University of North Carolina
To a great extent, the fun of history is in the details. Knowing what kind of wine Tutankhamen preferred makes him come alive.

Dr. Bob Brier is an Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He earned his bachelor's degree from Hunter College and Ph.D. in Philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Brier has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and has received Long Island University's David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his achievements as a lecturer. He has served as Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Egyptology Today program. In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special, Mr. Mummy. Dr. Brier is also the host of The Learning Channel's series The Great Egyptians. Professor Brier is the author of Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Egyptian Mummies (1994), Encyclopedia of Mummies (1998), The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (1998), Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (1999), and numerous scholarly articles.

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"Professor Brier's enthusiasm for his subject is infectious and it is impossible not to be swept along in his passion for Egypt. He really does paint a lively picture of the place and time."

 

"Professor Brier; a riveting story teller that keeps one spellbound throughout the long true tale of Egypt in its full richness, strangeness and humanity."

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28 Courses and Sets

  1. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. Yet what made Egypt great were the individuals who ruled it. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt recounts the lives and accomplishments of great leaders such as Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, and Cleopatra. Professor Bob Brier, an acclaimed Egyptologist, presents a veritable 30-century history of Egypt that peers into almost every aspect of...
  2. History of Ancient Egypt

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then you must own this comprehensive and entertaining...
  3. Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History Collection

    Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    For years, The Great Courses has taken you on stirring explorations of our ancient roots. The Joy of Ancient History is an insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses. Guided by our highly rated professors, hopscotch around the world to experience the fascinating variety that ancient history offers: from great heroes and epic battles to lost civilizations and beyond.
  4. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  5. (Set) History of Ancient Rome & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Rome & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Delve into the marvels of ancient Roman and Egyptian history with two expert historians. The History of Ancient Rome explores the civilization's famous personalities and events, as well as the deeper sources of its greatest and continuing influence. The History of Ancient Egypt is an engrossing and comprehensive examination of the mysteries of early Egyptian history.
  6. (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Broaden your understanding of two vital periods in the history of human civilization. In Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia, venture through the area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In History of Ancient Egypt, take an engrossing and comprehensive journey through the mysteries of early Egyptian history.
  7. (Set)  History of the Ancient World & History of Ancient Egypt Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
  8. Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi Set

    Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,619.65 Starting at $2,619.65 $2,619.65 $2,619.65$2,619.65
    In this engrossing seven-course set, explore some of the world's greatest cities, countries, and civilizations—all from the comfort of your own home. Journey back to the cultural wonders of 14th- and 15th-century Italy with The Italian Renaissance and The Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance. Then survey the fascinating histories of four great civilizations with Ancient Greek Civilization, The History of...
  9. (Set) Origin of Civilization & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Origin of Civilization & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Travel back in time to encounter some of the most intriguing civilizations of the ancient world with this two-course set. First, visit places such as ancient Mesopotamia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Mesoamerica to view their formative states and civilizations from archaeological and historical perspectives in The Origin of Civilization. Then, in The History of Ancient Egypt, survey the full 3,000 years of recorded...
  10. (Set) Great Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt/Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor  Set

    (Set) Great Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt/Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  11. (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia; Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean; A History of Ancient Egypt; & From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History  Set

    (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia; Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean; A History of Ancient Egypt; & From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $849.80 Starting at $849.80 $1,644.80 $849.80$1,644.80
    Survey the history and impact of some of ancient history's greatest civilizations with this four-course set. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an insightful journey through the area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean is an impressive and rare...
  12. (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Explore the breathtaking scope and influence of two unparalleled human civilizations. In History of Ancient Egypt, take an engrossing and comprehensive journey through the mysteries of early Egyptian history. From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History delivers a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
  13. (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & History of Ancient Egypt Set

    (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
  14. (Set) Ancient Empires before Alexander & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Ancient Empires before Alexander & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Travel back to the ancient world and experience how life was lived in some of the world's first empires and civilizations with these two engaging ancient history courses. Start with Ancient Empires before Alexander, your opportunity to finally complete your knowledge of the ancient world with a comprehensive look at history's first empires, including Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, Hatti, and Carthage. Then, delve even...
  15. (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Ancient Greek Civilization  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Ancient Greek Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Investigate the amazing breadth and depth of the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Greece. In History of Ancient Egypt, explore the full 3,000 years of recorded ancient Egyptian history: a world filled with mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, tombs, and more. Next, journey to the world of ancient Greece in the light shed by the latest research on the culture's history, politics, religion, art, and more in Ancient Greek...
  16. (Set) Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Expand your understanding of ancient history with this insightful course set on its most famous military leader and one of its grandest and most mysterious civilizations. First, in Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire, you'll enter Alexander's world and witness the astonishing feats of military genius that have made his name renowned to the present day. Then, in The History of Ancient Egypt, you'll learn...
  17. (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & The Persian Empire  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  18. (Set)  Become an Educated Traveler Set

    (Set) Become an Educated Traveler

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $4,424.40 Starting at $4,424.40 $4,424.40 $4,424.40$4,424.40
    Whether you jet-set all over the world, or travel from your armchair with the aid of these gorgeously visual courses, the 12-course set on Becoming an Educated Traveler will give you everything you need to make the most of your trips. Travel from Rome to China, as well as back and forth in time, to learn from renowned experts about the context and history for some of the most amazing places in the world.
  19. (Set) Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  20. (Set) Great Pharoahs & Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations  Set

    (Set) Great Pharoahs & Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $179.90 Starting at $179.90 $399.90 $179.90$399.90
  21. Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi Set

    Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,269.65 Starting at $1,269.65 $2,579.65 $1,269.65$2,579.65
    The wonders of the distant past come to life in this engaging seven-course set taught by award-winning historians who excel in re-creating long-gone civilizations. Discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of early Western civilization with The Foundations of Western Civilization. Then, survey the captivating stories of three grand ancient empires with The History of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greek...
  22. (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.70 Starting at $699.70 $1,519.70 $699.70$1,519.70
    In History of Ancient Egypt, award-winning Professor Bob Brier guides you through the full 3,000 years of recorded ancient Egyptian history. Then, venture into the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition.
  23. (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Take a look at how the seminal civilizations of South America and ancient Egypt paralleled each other, yet developed so differently, with this eye-opening course set. First, in Lost Worlds of South America, let Professor Edwin Barnhart lead you on an adventurous trek of discovery through the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations, giving you rich insight into their creative...
  24. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $449.90 $329.90$449.90
  25. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  26. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $629.90 $449.90$629.90
  27. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.
  28. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90