Bob Brier is senior research fellow at Long Island University. Recognised as one of the foremost experts on mummies in the world, he conducts pioneering research in mummification practices and has also studied pyramids and tombs in over 15 countries. He is the author of over 100 articles and many books. Hoyt Hobbs is professor of philosophy at Long Island University. He is author of Fielding's Complete Guide to Egypt and A Complete Guide to Egypt and the Archaeological Sites (both HarperCollins).