Dr Bob Brier

Senior Research Fellow (RETIRED)
Long Island University

Professor Bob Brier received his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina. He is not only one of the nation’s leading Egyptologists, but a brilliant lecturer and storyteller. He is professor of philosophy at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and the author of several books including The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (Berkley Books, 1998), The Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians (Greenwood Press, 1999) and The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man’s Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Mystery  (Harper Collins, 2008). 

Professor Brier has served as director of the “Egyptology Today” program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and as host of the Learning Channel series, The Great Egyptians. He 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. Bob is a featured lecturer on The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company) series, and a wonderful teacher with a special flair for evoking the distant past in ways that make it seem vividly present.

The recent trip with Bob Brier was outstanding and we all learned SOOOO much (which was the point) and I even won a “Gummy Mummy”!!!!!!  I hope Far Horizons continues to connect us common people with the brilliant professorial types that you find to lead us. You enrich our world….” – Catherine Ellison

Archaeology Tours Led by Bob Brier


Tour Egyptian Art in Nine European Museums

11 Days
Availability : ARCHIVED
Tour Egyptian Art in Nine Outstanding European Museums

Egypt in Italy: Turin, Florence and Rome Tour

11 Days
Availability : ARCHIVED
Tour Italy from Turin to Rome, visiting obelisks and other artifacts from Egypt. See four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy – the historic centers of Rome and Florence, the Royal House of Savoy in Turin, Villa d’Este and Tivoli Gardens.
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Egyptian Art Tour in East Coast Cities

7 Days
Availability : July 2024
This 7-day Egyptian art tour is our thoughtful attempt to design an educational vacation in the USA based around helping guests explore the very best Egyptian exhibits the East Coast of the USA has to offer.

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