Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Bob Brier: 'Mr Mummy' at home in the Bronx

The ancient Egyptians had their tombs — well-decorated spaces that contained belongings for the afterlife. Bob Brier has his three adjacent apartments in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

“People ask me what I’ll do with all this stuff when I die,” Mr Brier said recently. “I say: ‘I’m an Egyptologist. I can take it with me.’ ”

His “stuff” is a staggering collection of what he calls Egyptomania: thousands of objects of all sorts relating to ancient Egypt, all amassed, and tastefully displayed, in those three adjacent apartments, in a high-rise building just off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

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5 comments:

  1. Hey Mr.Brier,
    I would like to email you sometime so please email me at bishopj@cheerful.com please email me because i have a project at school that i have to do and i picked it about mummies. Please help,
    Grade 6 student

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  2. Hello. I am afraid you won't be able to contact Bob Brier via this Blog. He doesn't appear to have a website. It may be best to try to find out who publishes his books and contact him via them.

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    1. Well Paul Boughton can you please help me find out how to contact him. So if you know info please contact me at bishopj@cheerful.com anyone contact me if they have info. It is for my school project.

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  3. Can you please help me contact him then?

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  4. He's published by Harper Collins so try feedback2@harpercollins.com

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