The Murder Of Tutankhamen: A 3000 Year Old Murder Mystery
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by Bob Brier
A look at the last days of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh draws on new…more
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 [close]
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Giveaway dates: Jul 13 - Aug 13, 2015
Countries available: US
I must have seen the documentary that Brier did that inspired his book. I know I have seen his other specials. His like Simon Schmna, interesting to listen to but something about those mannerisms.
Brier's book is quite easy to read, and while he writes for an non-Egypt ...more
Very exciting stuff for me, when I was younger, and still interesting when ...more
I was expecting a dry, dull book, because sadly, a lot of non-fiction (especially historical) tend to be that way. This book was not dry at all! It was actually very engaging!
Brier has a great writing style and voice. He made a few comments that were incredibly ...more
Love these lines near the end of the book. "History is not just facts and cold stones. It consists of people motivated by fears, hopes and desires just like ours." Which is why history fascinates me so much. And Bob Brier does a good job of making history come to life.
The author goes off on a tangent and builds the case that Akhenaten had Marfan's Syndrome, which explains why his "portraits" are so different from the other art. And there is the murder plot....
Yeah. Good, well-written, and clear! Wish all Egyptian history was this easy to follow.
This book is a bit off my normal reading taste but I found it to be a fun and interesting account of Ancient Eygpt and the circumstances surrounding the death of Tutankhamen.
I enjoyed it a great deal and it has sparked a desire to learn & read more about this period of history. If an author can inspire his readers to search out and learn more on a subject then his book has done a good job.
Overall it was an interesting and worthwhile read, buy a copy and enjoy!
I recommend it to someone who wants a light read about Egyptian history.
Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Brier earned ...more