Dr. Bob Brier, co-author with Jean-Pierre Houdin of “The Secret of the Great Pyramid”, will be delivering a free lecture, open to the public, at Poughkeepsie, NY, on January 27, 2010.
Dr. Bob “The Mummy” Brier, one of the top experts on Egyptian mummies in the world, will be speaking on January 27, 2010, at the Vassar Brothers Institute’s 2010 Science in Your Life lecture series. Dr. Brier will be the first of three lecturers at the event, which will be held in the Our Lady of Lourdes High School Auditorium in Poughkeepsie, NY. The subject of Dr. Brier’s lecture will be “The Secret of the Great Pyramid,” based on the book of the same name, and admission is free and open to the public.
Having established himself as the top guy on mummies, Dr. Brier has been branching out into Egyptian architecture in recent years. In his lecture at Poughkeepsie Dr. Brier will be discussing the work of French architect, Jean-Pierre Houdin, whose work we are currently covering in a series here at Em Hotep, Hemienu to Houdin. According to the source article (Poughkeepsiejournal.com: “Save the Date for Science Lectures”), Dr. Brier states of M. Houdin’s work:
“After five years [of work], he came out with this radical new theory [about the Great Pyramid] that looks like its right. All the other theories of how it was built, we knew didn’t work; this one seems to work. It’s really a remarkable story. After he visited me in New York and I saw what he had I basically took a year off from the university just to help him. I wrote a book with him called ‘Secret of the Great Pyramid’.”
Dr. Brier has recently returned from a tour of Egypt, and Em Hotep will keep you informed of his lectures here in the States. With regard to our own series on Jean-Pierre Houdin’s work, Hemienu to Houdin, I apologize for the delay—holidays intervened! But I am back on track with it and I can absolutely promise that Part 2 will be online before Dr. Brier’s January 27 lecture. Part 2 will cover the construction of the Great Pyramid up to the fiftieth course, which is where construction of the King’s Chamber begins.
Topics of Part 2 will include the building materials of the Great Pyramid, the external and internal ramps, construction methods, and how the ramps were built. Sources for the article will include not only Dr. Brier’s and M. Houdin’s book, but also personal correspondence with Jean-Pierre and a book about the subject that is not yet available in the U.S. In fact, I have the only copy this side of the Atlantic! Curious? More details to come!
Part 3 of Hemienu to Houdin will cover the construction of the King’s Chamber and the remainder of the pyramid. You will be surprised to see how the pyramid itself was transformed into a machine for the building of the King’s Chamber. After that we will have a lengthy discussion with M. Houdin with possible hints about what he is working on now. Stay tuned for details!
Meanwhile, if you haven’t picked it up yet, Dr. Brier’s and M. Houdin’s book, The Secret of the Great Pyramid, is available worldwide in various languages. Here is a link to the English language paperback version to get you started. And if you are anywhere near Poughkeepsie, please do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Brier’s lecture. Jean-Pierre Houdin’s work continues to build momentum—go see for yourself why.
Copyright by Keith Payne, 2010. All rights reserved.
Photo “brier_headshot.jpg” courtesy of the C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University. Graphic “pyramid to king’s chamber.png” courtesy of Jean-Pierre Houdin and Dassault Systèmes, all rights reserved.