The Murder of Tutankhamen: An Evening with Dr. Bob Brier

February 26, 2020
6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

February 26, 2020 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | $30 member, $40 non member

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Three thousand years ago, King Tutankhamen, a 19-year-old pharaoh, died mysteriously. A small tomb was hastily readied, his body was mummified, fabulous jewelry and furniture were gathered, and the tomb was sealed. Then silence for 3,000 years.

This lecture describes the discovery of the tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter and discusses the iconoclastic times in which the boy-king lived. Then, using an examination of the king’s skull, a letter from Tutankhamen’s widowed queen, and a royal ring, Egyptologist, Bob Brier, presents his theory that the young pharaoh was murdered.

Dr. Bob Brier is a Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University and is recognized as one the world’s foremost experts on mummification practices. He has published ten books on mummies and Egyptology.


The evening will begin with wine, beer, and small bites, then Dr. Brier’s talk and a question and answer session. All reservations are will-call only. Check-in will be in the Cummer Museum Lobby.

Timeline for the evening as follows:

6:30 – 7:00pm         Wine, beer and small bites in the Bank of America Concourse

7:00 – 8:00pm         Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Bob Brier

8:00 – 8:30pm         Book Signing with Dr. Bob Brier in the Front Lobby