Secret of the Great Pyramid
Sponsored by Philadelphia Society of AIA
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:15pm to 7:30pm

University of Pennsylvania Museum, Rainey Auditorium
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

by Bob Brier, CW Post - Long Island University

Dr. Bob Brier has worked in Egypt for more than 30 years, and is one
of the world's foremost authorities on mummies. Dr. Brier's previous
projects include the reconstruction of an Egyptian nobleman's tomb
for the Hillwood Art Museum at C.W. Post, and the research of ancient
Egyptian mummification techniques.  Author of numerous books,
including "The Murder of Tutankhamen" (1998), he has collaborated on
several television specials and series.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the unsolved mysteries of all
time. Egyptologists simply do not know how ancient builders raised
thousands of 2-ton blocks to the top of a 480-foot pyramid. This
lecture presents a radical new theory and the recently discovered
evidence for it. Working with French architect Jean Pierre Houdin,
Dr. Brier uncovered a room 275 feet up the pyramid never mentioned in
Egyptological literature. Recently, Houdin was also able to
demonstrate that the Great Pyramid cracked as it was being built and
pinpoint precisely when and why. This illustrated lecture presents
the new internal ramp theory and the evidence for it, including the
first photographs of the room high up on the pyramid's northeast

Contact Information
Robert Sutton


Dig Deeper

Email the AIA Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!