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How They Built the Great Pyramid: C.W. Post Egyptologist Bob Brier to Announce New Findings in Paris March 30

French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin to present evidence of new theory on construction of
the 440-foot Great Pyramid of Giza

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Brookville, N.Y. – It is one of the great mysteries of the ages: How did the ancient Egyptians move the two million two-ton blocks of stone that form the Great Pyramid of Giza?

Several theories have been put forth. Bob Brier, Ph.D., a senior research fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and a renowned scholar of ancient Egypt, will join French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin in Paris March 30, 2007 to explain that the existing theories are incorrect – and to present evidence supporting Houdin’s radical new theory of how the Great Pyramid was built.

Houdin and Brier have scheduled a news conference in Paris on Friday, March 30, 2007 to unveil Houdin’s new understanding of the engineering triumph at Giza more than 4,500 years ago. Houdin spent thousands of hours studying 3-D computer models of the pyramid in developing his theory.

Brier, who has climbed the Great Pyramid dozens of times, has been featured in numerous television specials on the ancient world. In 1994, he used ancient techniques and materials to mummify a human cadaver at the University of Maryland, an experiment chronicled in a new IMAX movie, “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs,” which premieres in Philadelphia on March 16, 2007.

Houdin and Brier, along with some of the world’s foremost authorities on the pyramids, have applied to Egypt’s Supreme Council for the Antiquities for permission to conduct a non-destructive survey of the Great Pyramid this year to confirm the new theory.

Posted 03/27/2007

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