The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story

The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story


By (author) Senior Research Fellow Bob Brier

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0425206904
  • ISBN 13: 9780425206904
  • Sales rank: 454,056

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A look at the last days of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh draws on new medical and archaeological evidence that suggests that Tutankhamen suffered a brutal, untimely death that led to subsequent palace and political intrigue.

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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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"A fascinating blend of ancient history, forensic medicine, and ratiocinative detective work."