Lecture and Book Signing: Bob Brier, Egyptomania

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

While the Athenaeum is celebrating its 200th anniversary, we must also acknowledge the cultures that preceded us but still hold a fascination for contemporary readers and collectors. Through his collection and exhaustive research, Brier seeks to understand the pull of Ancient Egypt on our world today, finding that the connections are undisputable. In this one-stop Egyptian compendium, Brier explores our ceaseless fixation with Egypt, and the historical events that sparked it, referencing his own collection of artifacts, as well as the cultural implications of such findings. Egyptomania is an inventive and mesmerizing tour of how an ancient civilization endures in ours today.

Bob Brier 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 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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:30PM

Free for Athenaeum Members, RSVP to 215-925-2688 or [email protected]. All others $10. 

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