The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery (Paperback)
The Secret of the Great Pyramid is a thrilling intellectual adventure story about the most exciting discovery in Egyptology in decades. Bob Brier, along with French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, tells the remarkable true story of Houdin’s obsession with Egypt’s Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World: how, in an ancient agrarian society not long removed from the Stone Age, such a remarkable structure could have been envisioned and constructed. At once the story of Houdin’s determined search for answers to the puzzle that have eluded scientist and Egyptologists for centuries and a fascinating history of the planning and building of the magnificent edifice, The Secret of the Great Pyramid is an extraordinary work that puts the mystery to rest, once and for all.
Bob Brier is a world-famous Egyptologist who has conducted research on pyramids and tombs in fifteen countries. A senior research fellow at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, he is the author of seven books, including The Murder of Tutankhamen, and hosted the Great Egyptian series for the Learning Channel.
Jean-Pierre Houdin left his Parisian architecture firm in 1999 to devote himself to solving the mystery of the Great Pyramid. He has been awarded the Montgolfier Prize for his research.
“Houdin’s theory solves many mysteries about the huge structure.” — Scientific American
“ The authors’ prose is lucid, aided by drawings and photos, and the theories are intriguing.” — Publishers Weekly
“It’s a plausible theory, well-illustrated, and makes a useful addition to the always seductive study of pyramids…An intriguing new twist to an old enigma.” — Kirkus Reviews
” Great fun for Egyptophiles.” — Barbara Mertz, author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphics
“A serious attempt at a new explanation for one of the oldest Egyptological mysteries.” — Peter Der Manuelian, Giza Archives Project Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston