UALR will present the lecture â€śSecret of the Great Pyramid: A New Theory of How It Was Built,â€ť by Dr. Bob Brier at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in UALRâ€™s Fine Arts Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Brier will discuss how the Egyptians used radical engineering ideas to pull two-ton stone blocks while building the Great Pyramid and debunk earlier construction theories.
Known as â€śDr. Mummy,â€ť Brier is a senior research fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He pioneers research in mummification practices and has studied mummies, including King Tut and Ramses the Great. The UALR lecture is in conjunction with the Arkansas Art Centerâ€™s exhibition â€śWorld of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealedâ€ť opening on September 25.
For more information about Brierâ€™s lecture, contact Krista Lewis, assistant professor of anthropology, at (501) 569-8322 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.