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.

Testimonials

"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."

35 Courses and Sets

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35 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,289.70 Starting at $1,289.70 $1,519.70 $1,289.70$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.
  2. (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 $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$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...
  3. (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 $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$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.
  4. (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 $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$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.
  5. (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Writing and Civilization Set

    (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Writing and Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Communication is central to civilizations and this two-course set will open the door into the oldest forms of writing. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs will teach you how to decipher the curious symbols of ancient Egypt, unlocking clues about history like never before. Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity will trace the remarkable saga of the invention and evolution of “visible...
  6. (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 $329.90 $329.90$329.90
  7. (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & History of Ancient Egypt Set on sale

    (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    Save up to $656.00 Starting at $88.90 $789.90 $88.90$789.90
    Renowned Egyptologist and award-winning professor Bob Brier reveals the hidden secrets of Egyptian history in this stellar two-course set. Start by deciphering the language of the pharaohs with Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Then, take a deep dive into our longest-lived early civilization with History of Ancient Egypt.
  8. (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & The Story of Human Language Set

    (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & The Story of Human Language

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
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  9. (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 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    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.
  10. (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Learning ancient languages can unlock the doors of many history and literatures hidden mysteries. This two-course set provides insights by teaching some of our first languages. Start by digging into ancient Egyptian history with Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Then, examine and learn the language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, and more with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language.
  11. (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 $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

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  12. (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt Set

    (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $559.90 Starting at $559.90 $789.90 $559.90$789.90
    Probe into ancient history and civilizations with this remarkable two-course set focusing on some of the oldest societies known to us. Start by meeting Ancient Mesopotamia through recently recovered documents and new discoveries in Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization. Then, travel through the tombs, mummies, and history of Egypt with an Egyptologist to discover the mysteries this ageless land...
  13. (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 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    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.
  14. (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Set

    (Set) Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $469.90 $469.90$469.90
    Renowned Egyptologist and award-winning professor Bob Brier reveals the hidden secrets of Egyptian history in this stellar two-course set. Start by deciphering the language of the pharaohs with Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Then, focus on the fascinating leaders of ancient Egypt with Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
  15. (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 $399.90 $399.90$399.90