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September 4, 2019
Interlude: The Story So Far... We've covered a lot since Amunhotep IV / Akhenaten appeared on the throne of Egypt. Today, we take a breather to sort it all out and summarise what we've seen so far. This will put us on a good footing for even more drama in the years to come... Date: c.1357 BCE (regnal year 6) King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re) Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten) Location: Amarna (Akhet-Aten) Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Learn More about the Podcast at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2019
Amarna (Part 4): Raising a City in Haste. When Akhenaten demanded a new royal residence (Akhet-Aten), it fell to countless labourers, overseers and donkeys to gather the material needed for the city. Archaeologists scouring the landscape of Akhet-Aten and its neighbourhood have found a great deal of evidence for stone quarrying, ancient road networks, and even the rudimentary concrete used to strengthen buildings... - Date. c.1357 BCE - King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re) - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten) - Location: Amarna (Akhet-Aten) Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Episode Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com. Want to visit Egypt? Consider joining the History of Egypt Podcast Tour in January 2020! Spaces still available, more details at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2019/06/19/tour-2-now-ready-for-booking/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 21, 2019
Amarna (Part 3): House of a Master Builder. The Overseer of Works, Hatiay, was one of Akhenaten's most prominent and useful servants. He helped build pharaoh's new city, bringing the vision to life, by organising work teams and resources for the massive construction projects. Along the way, Hatiay received many perks, including one of the nicest houses discovered at the site... - Date: c.1357 BCE (regnal year 6). - Pharaoh: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re). - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten). - Locations: Akhet-Aten (Amarna). Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Episode images and more at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2019
Amarna (Part 2): Akhenaten's Priorities and Mindset. A short side episode, concerning Akhenaten's mind-set around the time he moved to Amarna. Did the King always plan this city? Did he want to live here forever and never leave? And how did he think about the community he was developing? We explore these questions... - Date: c.1357 BCE (Regnal Year 6). - King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re). - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-Iti). - Locations: Thebes (Waset); Amarna (Akhet-Aten). Music by Keith Zizza (www.keithzizza.com). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 17, 2019
Amarna (Part 1): Building Akhet-Aten. In regnal year 5, Akhenaten decreed the foundations of his new city devoted to the sun god. One year later, the King returned to perform ceremonies and to review what had been completed... - Date: c.1357 BCE (regnal year 6) - King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re) - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten) - Cities: Amarna (Akhet-Aten) Bookings now open for the next History of Egypt Tour! Check out the itinerary at Ancient World Tours (https://www.ancient.co.uk/holiday/history-of-egypt/). Music by Keith Zizza (www.keithzizza.com). Music by Michael Levy (www.ancientlyre.com). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 3, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 6): New Name, Who Dis? In regnal year 5, Amunhotep IV reached the conclusion of his early ideological development. His views had crystallized and he was ready to express them more explicitly than before. Soon, pharaoh issued a public declaration; he would now be called Akh-en-Aten... - Time Period: c.1358 BCE (regnal year 5)... - King: Amunhotep IV / Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re)... - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten)... - Places: Waset (Thebes), Akhet-Aten (Amarna)... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com... Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 26, 2019
Let's Visit Egypt together? Following the success of the first tour to Egypt, I'd like to run a second. Our next venture will be in January 2020, when the weather is warm but not too hot. Over fourteen nights, we will explore the Nile Valley and see all the wonderful sights, while staying in beautiful hotels and enjoying the wonderful culture of a most ancient land... For bookings, or expressions of interest, send an email to egyptpodcast@gmail.com. You can also visit https://www.ancient.co.uk/holiday/history-of-egypt/ for a detailed itinerary and information about costs etc. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 19, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 5): Amarna Art. Around the time of his Sed-Festival, Amunhotep IV introduced a whole new form of artistic representation. Royal imagery was reworked from the ground up, including new proportions, displays and themes. In this episode, we explore the changes to relief and sculpture, and meet the artisans who put pharaoh's vision into practice... - Time Period: c.1359 BCE (regnal year 4) - King: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re, Imen-Hetep) - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-Iti) - Locations: Thebes (Waset), Aswan (Elephantine). Images and Website (www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com). Music by Keith Zizza (www.keithzizza.com). Join the History of Egypt Podcast on FlickChat! (https://flickchat.page.link/uaFoPuMyPGhograa6). Join the Agora Podcast Network at the Intelligent Speech Conference AND get 5% off your order with the discount code EGYPT (https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/shop/). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 4): Aten Above All. In 1360 BCE, regnal year 3, King Nefer-kheperu-Re Amunhotep IV made some of his most startling decisions yet. Promoting the sun disc, Aten, even further, Amunhotep began to give the god royal accessories (cartouches, uraei etc) and present it as a being tied intimately with the pharaoh. This culminated in an unprecedented event: a Sed-Festival, celebrated at Karnak, and shared by the King and God together... - Time period: c.1360 BCE (regnal year 3) - King: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re) - Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-iti) - Locations: Waset (Thebes); the Wadi Hammamat Join the Agora Podcast Network at Intelligent Speech Conference for a day of panel discussions, live podcast recording and more! Use the discount code egypt to get 5% off your ticket! https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Join the History of Egypt Podcast on Flick Chat, for friendly discussion about all things ancient Egypt, previews of episodes and memes! Link: https://flickchat.page.link/uaFoPuMyPGhograa6 Patreon: join the Podcast and gain exclusive perks at our Patreon Page www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast. Website: See images and references at the Podcast Website... https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2019/06/05/the-royal-gods-episode-111/ Music: this episode's music by Keith Zizza...http://www.keithzizza.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 15, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 3): Revelation of a Religion. Soon after he came to power, Amunhotep IV (later Akhenaten) began to reveal his unique vision of god and the world. A remarkable amount of evidence survives for this crucial period: from a royal speech, magnificent temples at Karnak and a massive artistic shift, the King revealed his strange and fascinating ideas... Time period: c.1361 BCE (regnal year 2) King: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re) Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-iti) Locations: Waset (Thebes); Gebel el-Silsila Music: Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music: Derek & Brandon Fiechter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 19, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 2): The Great Queen(s)... In 1361 BCE, Amunhotep IV was settled into his power. It was time to find a queen - his choice would be one of Egypt's most famous women... This episode covers Amunhotep's diplomatic engagements with Mitanni and the first appearance (and origins) of Nefertiti. Also, we present part 2 of our interview with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley of Manchester University... Time period: c.1361 BCE (regnal year 2). Queens: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-Iti); Queen Mother Tiye; Yuni of Mitanni. Kings: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re); Tushratta of Mitanni. Notable sites: Karnak (Ipet-Sut); West Bank of Thebes (Waset); Kingdom of Mitanni (Mesopotamia). Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2019/04/24/nefertiti-episode-109/ ... Support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast ... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 5, 2019
Akhenaten (Part 1): Conventional Start. Around 1362 BCE, the reign of Amunhotep IV began. Although destined to shake the Egyptian state, this King began with some surprisingly conventional choices. His monuments and art are a far cry from what he would become... Time period: c.1362 BCE (regnal year 1) King: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re). Notable sites: Karnak (Ipet-Sut); West Bank of Thebes (Waset). Images and Bibliography on the website (egyptianhistorypodcast.com). The Podcast is on Patreon! Subscribe for early access, ad-free episodes and much more (patreon.com/egyptpodcast). Music: Keith Zizza (keithzizza.com). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 29, 2019
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, I want to do some small thing to combat hate crimes. So, it's time for another fundraiser. Syrian Tales 2 (working title Babylonian Tales) will focus on stories of ancient Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh, Ishtar, the original Noah and a temple culture right out of the swinging 60's, ancient Babylonia offers a rich tapestry of stories and memories. Details about the charity, and how to purchase these episodes, will arrive closer to release. In the meantime, think about what you can do to spread compassion and kindness in your community. Otherwise, the Nazis will try to ruin life for everyone - all in the name of control. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 22, 2019
The Queen Who Ruled All. In this episode we look at Queen Tiye, Lady of the Two Lands and mighty power-player in court politics. With me is Dr. Joyce Tyldesley, Research Associate of the Manchester Museum and lecturer in Manchester University's online Egyptology courses. Dr. Tyldesley is an expert on ancient Egyptian women (royal and non-royal) and the role of these people in their society and she generously agreed to help me tell Tiye's story (and some others). We had a great discussion, I hope you enjoy. This is Part One, focussing on Tiye. Part Two (releasing later) will focus on Nefertiti. Time period: c.1390 - 1350. People: Queen Tiye. The podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy ad-free access at patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter Music by Keith Zizza Podcast website at egyptianhistorypodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 15, 2019
Amunhotep III (Part 14): The End. In his last regnal years, Neb-ma'at-Re Amunhotep III experienced victories and defeats. While his health declined, the pharaoh got into a serious argument with the King of Babylon, inspected his magnificent tomb, and celebrated one last Sed-Festival. Finally, after 38 years on the throne, the inevitable moment arrived... Time period: c.1362 BCE Kings: Amunhotep III, Kadashman-Enlil (I) of Babylon. Notable sites: Kingdom of Babylon, Waset (Thebes). Bibliography and Images at egyptianhistorypodcast.com/ Music by Keith Zizza Music by Michael Levy The Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy early access and exclusive perks at patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 20, 2019
Bonus Episode! Lesser-known Monuments of Amunhotep III. By the last years of his reign, c.1365 BCE, King Amunhotep had dozens of important monuments going up throughout Egypt and Nubia. But some of these have been overlooked. In this bonus episode, we explore some of the King's lesser-known structures. We also take a guided tour of Luxor Temple, now almost finished... Time period: c.1365 BCE (year 35). King: Amunhotep III (Neb-ma'at-Re). Notable sites: Memphis (Hwt-ka-Ptah), Thebes (Waset), Malqata (Nebmaatre-Aten-Tjehen). The podcast is on Patreon! Get early access and exclusive perks at patreon.com/egyptpodcast Episode images and bibliography at egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Keith Zizza keithzizza.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 6, 2019
Amunhotep III (Part 13): Foreign Wives and Magnificent Tiye By 1366 BCE, Amunhotep was on top of the world: foreign kings begged his friendship and they were willing to pay (beautifully) to get it. Meanwhile, Queen Tiye enjoyed an unprecedented level of parity with her husband, expressed quite publicly in grand monuments... Time period: c.1366 BCE Kings: Amunhotep III, Tushratta of Mitanni Notable sites: Kingdom of Mitanni, Waset (Thebes), Bubastis Episode images and bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy early access and exclusive perks at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 23, 2019
Amunhotep III (Part 12): Pharaoh as a God. By 1366 BCE, Amunhotep III was ready to celebrate a second sed-festival. However, the King's pretensions had begun to reach celestial heights - in regnal year 34 he appeared to be an equal to the gods themselves... Episode images and bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy early access and exclusive perks at patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2019
Daily Life in New Kingdom Egypt. Around 1370 BCE, wealthy Egyptians enjoyed a comfortable and well-furnished lifestyle. From their tombs, houses and scattered texts, we can get a sense of daily life for ancient aristocrats... Episode images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com The podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy exclusive perks and support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 26, 2018
Visiting a forgotten place. Limited time release. Music by Brandon Feichter (Bandcamp) The Podcast is on Patreon! Support the show and get rewards at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 19, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 11): The Royal Palace and a King's Life. By 1370 BCE, King Amunhotep III was living in a sumptuous palace at Thebes. Built for the first sed-festival (ep.100), the "House of Rejoicing" was a magnificent structure with many beautiful elements. Today, we start to explore how a pharaoh lived and the lifestyle they enjoyed... Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy perks and exclusives at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 5, 2018
The Minoans Fade Away. In 1370 BCE, an Egyptian embassy visited the Aegean. As part of their journey, they came to Crete, visiting the Keftiu (Minoans) who had ruled the island for 1000 years. Until now.... Images and More at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Music by Derek & Brandon Fiechter www.dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ Support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast or make a donation via Paypal For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 21, 2018
Ancient Egypt and the Greeks of Mycenae. It's time to set sail! We journey far from Egypt to visit lands only whispered about until now. We are visiting Greece and the lands of Mycenae, who in 1370 BCE were beginning to make their mark on the international scene. This episode was originally a "double feature" of Mycenae and Minoan Crete. At the final edit, I opted to remove Crete in order to streamline the story. Not to worry, an "Episode 102b" will follow in due course... Episode images and references at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Music by Gabriel Yared www.gabrielyared.com Support the Podcast and earn exclusive perks at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 14, 2018
Private Worship and Images in New Kingdom Egypt. Here is the full discussion with Dr Campbell Price! It's a wonderful chat about all kinds of questions relating to Egypt and private worship. (If you want to skip ahead to the "new" content, it begins at 31:00). 00:00 - 32:00 18th Dynasty (see episode 101b). 32:00 - 90:00 Private Worship and Images in New Kingdom Egypt. Check out Campbell's new book Pocket Museum: Ancient Egypt, available at all good retailers (Amazon Affiliate Link) Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy perks and exclusives at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional Music by Derek and Brandon Feichter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 7, 2018
The Man Who Became a God. In this episode we look at the divine statues of Amunhotep son of Hapu(c.1370 BCE) and how they helped him become a god. With me for this episode is Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. Dr. Price is an expert on non-royal statues and religion and he generously agreed to discuss these topics with me. The result was a wonderful interview, that I think you'll really enjoy! Chapter Times: 00:00 Prologue, 02:47 Episode Intro, 04:00 Amuhotep Son of Hapu as a god, 08:00 Pilgrims to Amunhotep Hapu's statues, 14:45 Campbell Price Interview (Part 1), 27:07 Campbell Price Interview (Part 2), 47:40 Summary and Conclusion, 49:07 Epilogue. Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy perks and exclusives at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Sistrum by Hathor Systrum www.hathorsystrum.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 24, 2018
Success After Fifty. In 1470 BCE, King Amunhotep III's closest advisor was already eighty years old. The scribe, overseer and wise man Amunhotep Son of Hapu achieved prominence quite late in life, but he did not waste the opportunity. From a small town in the Delta, to the vast construction sites of Thebes, a royal scribe went to work for his pharaoh, and gained immortality... Chapter Times: 00:00 History of the Copts intro, 01:08 Episode Intro, 02:25 The Statues of Amunhotep son of Hapu, 05:40 Early Life, 11:25 Rise to Prominence and Sacred Mysteries, 15:13 The Colossi of Memnon, 19:55 The King's Advisor, 24:08 The Sed Festival, 30:45 Conclusion and Epilogue. Episode images at egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Enjoy perks and exclusives at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Sistrum by Hathor Systrum www.hathorsystrum.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 27, 2018
An Egyptian couple relax in a garden, and share a moment of love... Four poems of romance, exploring the courtship of an ancient couple. Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon) Website: egyptianhistorypodcast.com Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast Instragram: @EgyptPodcast Facebook: @EgyptPodcast Patreon: EgyptPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 21, 2018
A Father Begs His Son to Return Home. Late in the New Kingdom (c.1250 BCE), an Egyptian father wrote a letter to his son. The son had gone to sea, sailing on a ship; he had not sent any word of his wellbeing. Worried, the father writes a letter, begging his son to return home. The letter is possibly based off real events, for it involves people who were genuine figures in their community. The father, Menna, and the son Pay-Iry were inhabitants of the village of Deir el-Medina (Set-Ma'at, the Place of Truth). They lived around 1250 BCE, approximately, and this may be a record of their real relationship. Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon) Website: egyptianhistorypodcast.com Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast Instragram: @EgyptPodcast Facebook: @EgyptPodcast Patreon: EgyptPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 15, 2018
A former pupil goes off the rails and gets lost in drink; his teacher tries to bring him back. After completing his education, a young scribe might take a job in a temple, government office, or work team. But this time, the student went off into some wayward behaviours. Writing a stern letter, a schoolmaster tries to bring his former pupil back to sobriety and good living. Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon) Website: egyptianhistorypodcast.com Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast Instragram: @EgyptPodcast Facebook: @EgyptPodcast Patreon: EgyptPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 15, 2018
An interview with composer Jeffrey Goodman. Jeff Goodman has composed some wonderful pieces evoking the world of ancient Egypt. Taking inspiration from mythology, art and literature, he crafts lovely songs with a focus on authenticity in instrumentation. As part of the larger investigation of music, I invited him onto the show for a discussion about composition, ancient musicality, and how to evoke the past when we have no written notation left. This is the first time I've interviewed someone; it was an interesting experience! Jeffrey Goodman's website https://www.jeffreygoodmanmusic.com/tears-of-isis/ The History of Egypt Podcast website and Patreon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 15, 2018
Instruments, Musicians, and Songs. In this mini episode, we explore the traces of ancient Egyptian songs and music. Although the melodies and rhythms are lost, we still have lyrics, instruments and artwork detailing some of these arts. From this, we can understand how certain instruments were played, and what different artists tried to achieve. Plus, modern reconstructions can give us a hint at the soundscape of ancient Egypt. Musical Interludes (by permission): - Flute: Erik the Flutemaker (Youtube) (Website) - Sistrum: Tahya of HathorSystrum (Youtube) (Website) - Harp: Michael Levy (Website) - Prayer: Michael Atherton (Website) - Drums: Jeffrey Goodman (Youtube) (Website) This is Part One; a second part (including an interview with composer Jeffrey Goodman) will follow soon. Images and Bibliography at egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Gain perks at patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 27, 2018
To celebrate 100 episodes, I took your questions on all things ancient Egypt. Pictures on topics (particularly Egyptian revival architecture of the 1800s) at the website If you didn't hear your question, I have sent out written responses. Some questions covered material already in the show, or on topics that don't have enough evidence to discuss in detail. Thanks for submitting! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 19, 2018
Interlude: A Princess Becomes Queen, a Prince Becomes Heir. In 1370 BCE, the same year as the Sed-Festival, pharaoh Amunhotep III made two interesting decisions. He made his eldest daughter his wife, and named his eldest (surviving) son as heir to the throne. In a short side-episode, we explore these events and their significance... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Support the Podcast via Paypal or Patreon https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/support-the-show/ and https://patreon.com/egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 9, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 10): The Sed Festival, As Told by Kheruef Who Witnessed It. In regnal year 30, Amunhotep III celebrated the first of his sed-festivals. This was a spectacular event, with a number of rituals and performances celebrating the King's reign, and renewing his authority on earth. Some of these rites were truly arcane, hearkening back to the very earliest days of the Egyptian kingdom. In this special episode, we explore the festival from beginning to end as it is recorded in the tomb of Kheruef, a royal official who witnessed the celebration... Episode divided into four chapters: Chapter One at 03:28 Chapter Two at 20:44 Chapter Three at 33:20 Chapter Four at 52:20 Epilogue at 1:06:14 Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com The History of Egypt Podcast is on Patreon! Find all kinds of perks and exclusives at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Jeffrey Goodman www.jeffreygoodmanmusic.com/ Music by Derek and Brandon Feichter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 28, 2018
The Podcast is growing! Here's the news of my plans, and what I hope to achieve. Also, there is now a Patreon! Join up to access some great perks, and a special introductory giveaway! www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast www.twitter.com/EgyptianPodcast Instagram: @egyptpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 21, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 9): The Dark Years. Between 1380 and 1370 BCE, Egypt may have suffered an outbreak of disease. In this decade, at least four royal family members died, and the political situation was irrevocably changed. It wasn't all bad, though: around 1380, Queen Tiy went through the difficulties of childbirth and offered a new son to the lineage... You can now support the show on PATREON, and access many exclusive perks www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/06/22/episode-99-sakhmets-demons/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 7, 2018
Interlude: Royal Children On the Rise. From 1385 to 1380, the prince of Egypt Thutmose was climbing up the ranks. From a lowly sem-priest to the chief of a great temple, Thutmose was a quickly rising star. His sister, Sit-Amun, also leaves a tantalizing trace of her life. We explore a non-royal funeral, the cult of the Apis Bull, and see how a prince of Egypt left some wonderful personal records, including those of his pet. Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Check out The History of Vikings Podcast at www.thehistoryofvikings.com Online Great Books is your personal, curated introduction to the world of classic literature and philosophy http://onlinegreatbooks.com/egy and use the special discount code EGY For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 30, 2018
Three Poems of Love from 18th Dynasty Egypt. Around 1400 BCE, scribes and composers put together delightful works exploring themes of love, longing, lust and courtship. They told tales from both male and female perspectives, describing the emotions and sensations of their desires and affections. In this mini episode, we explore three short poems. Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon) Website: egyptianhistorypodcast.com Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast Instragram: @EgyptPodcast Facebook: @EgyptPodcast Patreon: EgyptPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 23, 2018
Interlude: Queen Tiy's Lucky Family. The family of Queen Tiy came from an interesting place, and led a fascinating life. Her mother and father - Tjuyu and Yuya - and her brother Anen enjoyed great privileges thanks to their family connections. In life, and in death, they left an enduring legacy... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/05/24/episode-97b-the-in-laws/ Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Check out The History of Vikings Podcast at www.thehistoryofvikings.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 7, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 8): Hunting, Wedding, Building. From 1392 to 1390 BCE, Amunhotep III experienced an interesting few years. He hunted his 100th lion, and welcomed a new bride to his court. The princess Gilu-khepa came from Mitanni, for a diplomatic marriage to the king. Then, Amunhotep commissioned an artificial lake, built for the glory of his main wife, Tiy. Interesting times, all round... Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Check out The History of Vikings podcast at www.thehistoryofvikings.com/ Get 25% off your first three months at Online Great Books, by visiting http://onlinegreatbooks.com/egy and entering the discount code EGY (Advertisement at the end of the episode). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 25, 2018
A Scribe yearns for a holiday, and goes in search of peace. Two texts, written between 1400 and 1300 BCE, tell of the exhausted scribe's yearning for a holiday. Sick of work, he struggles to focus on tasks, and finds his heart wandering off to more pleasant places. The city of Memphis, Men-nefer (or Ineb-Hedj) looms large in his fantasies. Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon) Website: egyptianhistorypodcast.com Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast Instragram: @EgyptPodcast Facebook: @EgyptPodcast Patreon: EgyptPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 16, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 7): Everything Bigger Than Everything Else. For 2000+ years, the Colossi of Memnon have dazzled visitors to Thebes. What are the statues doing there? In this episode, we explore the lost Mortuary Temple of Amunhotep III, in particular the immense statues which are his enduring legacy. From the work of Egyptian builders to the heroes of Greek myth, the Colossi of Memnon have a unique and unusual story... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Harp Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/04/22/episode-96-the-colossi-of-memnon/ Check out The History of Vikings at http://thehistoryofvikings.com/episodes/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 2, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 6): City of a Hundred Pylons. In 1397 BCE, King Amunhotep III began a massive series of building projects in Thebes. At Karnak, Luxor Temple, and the new "Maru" viewing place, the King inaugurated sanctuaries and gardens for the god Amun. We explore these monuments, and how they created a reputation that still resonated in the sagas of Greek myth... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Harp Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/04/02/episode-95-hundred-gated-thebes/ Check out Literature & History podcast at www.literatureandhistory.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 5): Exploring Nubia. In late 1397 BCE, King Amunhotep III took a band of warriors deep into Nubia (Sudan). They traversed deserts, explored hidden pools, and came to mysterious lands. It was a trip into strange new places... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Doug Metzger, of Literature and History podcast at www.literatureandhistory.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/03/19/episode-94-the-pools-of-horus/ Check out the American Biography podcast at http://americanbiography.webs.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 12, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 4): Pharaoh's First War. At the start of regnal year 5 (around August 1397 BCE), Amunhotep III led his first and only military campaign. Responding to a revolt in Nubia, the King gathered an army and began an expedition. We follow the king on campaign, and explore a slightly unusual situation... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional Music by Jeff Goodman, discover more at https://www.jeffreygoodmanmusic.com/tears-of-isis Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/03/12/episode-93-the-river-war/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2018
Interlude: Romance, Passion and Love...in Song Form! A look at New Kingdom love songs, as they survive. We see how the Egyptians felt and explored love, and encounter songs written from both the male and female perspective. Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/26/mini-episode-love-songs/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 19, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 3): Introducing Queen Tiy. In 1399 BCE, the pharaoh Amunhotep III married his first and most important wife: Tiy, Royal Wife, Great of Praises, Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt. Just twelve years old, the young queen would go on to be the most powerful woman in the world... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Bibliography and Images at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/19/episode-92-the-great-lady/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 12, 2018
Amunhotep III (Part 2): A Busy Start. From May 1400 to April 1399, King Amunhotep finished his first year (just 4 months long) and began his second. In this 12-month period, he began a flurry of new projects. From donations to Thoth, to a mighty hunt, the King set himself as a vigorous and dynamic youth. His mother, Mutemwia, helped drive much of this... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/12/episode-91-the-mighty-bulls/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2018
King Amunhotep III (Neb-maat-Re) came to power in mid-1400 BCE. He was twelve-years old, but already he had spent years being groomed for power... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 11, 2018
Bronze Age Syria and the Levant (Part Three, 1460 - 1400 BCE). In 2017, we released a charity series to raise money for victims of the Syrian crisis. Now, I release those episodes to you, so that the ongoing conflict will not be forgotten. This is Part Three, in which we follow a single man as he fled persecution, sought vengeance, and wound up as king of a famous city. This is the tale of Idrimi of Aleppo... https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/05/02/syrian-tales-free-release/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 10, 2018
Life in Bronze Age Syria and the Levant (Part Two, 1800 - 1700 BCE). In 2017, we released a charity series to raise money for victims of the Syrian crisis. Now, I release those episodes to you, so that the ongoing conflict will not be forgotten. This is Part Two, in which we explore the city-state of Mari, and its monumental prosperity: a success story that drew the attention of the legendary king, Hammurabi of Babylon... https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/05/02/syrian-tales-free-release/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2018
Bronze Age Syria and the Levant (Part One, 2400 - 1800 BCE). In 2017, we released a charity series to raise money for victims of the Syrian crisis. Now, I release those episodes to you, so that the ongoing conflict will not be forgotten. This is Part One, exploring the history and archaeology of Ebla, a major city-state in central Syria. https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/05/02/syrian-tales-free-release/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2018
The History of Egypt Podcast is pleased to present "Syrian Tales," a 3-part mini-series recounting tales from Bronze Age Syria... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2018
Interlude: Nebi and the Guardians of the Sinai. Around 1414 BCE, a man and his comrades were marching into the unrelenting heat of the Sinai Peninsula. We follow Nebi of Tjaru and his men, as they undertake the grueling work of protecting Egypt's frontiers... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Map at https://i.imgur.com/ufZgO4U.jpg Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/07/episode-89-lords-of-the-desert/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 18, 2017
Interlude: Queen Tia'a, Lady of the Faiyum Oasis. Before she became queen of Egypt, the lady Tia'a spent her days at the royal harem of the Faiyum. This was a mysterious institution, devoted to serving queens, concubines and all the children of a pharaoh. We explore the Queen's background, the harem as an institution and the people who led the Faiyum's communities... Music by Keith Zizza http://www.keithzizza.com/ Additional music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/12/20/episode-88-lady-of-the-lake/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 4, 2017
The Egyptian Religious Year (12/12): Birthdays of the Gods. The end of the year in ancient Egypt was a surprisingly unlucky time. With summer heat at unbearable levels, the Nile at its lowest ebb, and people suffering from physical or spiritual malaise, the final days of the religious year were not so happy. Fortunately, the ancients had some tools to ward off disaster. Music by Keith Zizza http://www.keithzizza.com/ Additional music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/14/mini-episode-birthday-festivities/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2017
Thutmose IV (Part 2): The Entire Reign at Once. From 1418 - 1400 BCE, Men-kheperu-Re Thutmose IV ruled Egypt with skill and expertise. It helped that the women in his life were equally capable and influential. The collaboration between King and Queen(s) makes for a fascinating reign... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com/ Images and bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/11/28/episode-87-comforts-of-power/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2017
Thutmose IV (Part 1): Old Enemies Become New Friends. 1418 - 1416 BCE. The new pharaoh spends his first two years involved in political reprisals and military actions. He removes rivals, but also makes friends with some longstanding enemies... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/11/14/episode-86-doing-gods-work/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 6, 2017
1418 BCE: Egypt is temporarily without a pharaoh. Two sons of the crown go head to head, in a duel to be the next ruler. Who wins? Only the Sphinx knows... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2017
The Religious Year (Parts 10-11): the Egyptian Day of the Dead. In the 10th month of the year, Egyptians celebrated the "Beautiful Festival of the Valley," a grand affair similar to today's Day of the Dead or Qingming celebrations. Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/12/13/mini-episode-flower-festivities/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 23, 2017
Assassin's Creed Origins sees video-game players visiting ancient Egypt. But how does the game play, and is it historical enough? I explore some of the history behind it. Music by Brandon and Derek Fiechter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 16, 2017
The building, and re-discovery, of a great tomb... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 2, 2017
The great pharaoh comes to the end of his days... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2017
Amunhotep II (Part 5): How to Make Friends and Rule the Nile Valley. The pharaoh Amunhotep II has a reputation for cronyism: he put his childhood friends into positions of power, and removed trusted officials from office at a whim. Does he deserve this reputation? We go in search of an answer, exploring the lives of some noteworthy men who rose to prominence in this time... https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/09/13/episode-83-the-brat-pack/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2017
The Religious Year (Parts 8-9): Onions for Bastet. Months 8 and 9 were big on drinking and eating, with some strange rituals to go along with them. We meet Bastet (the cat) and Renen-utet (the snake), two goddesses who were friends to farmers. As the harvest season began, all looked towards the growth of the fields... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/10/10/mini-episode-onion-festivities/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2017
Interlude: A Royal Journey Through the Underworld Rulers of the 18th Dynasty decorated their tombs with lavish images of the underworld, which we know as the Duat. These scenes, and texts, reveal a complex story of Re's journey beneath the western horizon, through the nether, and ultimately into a cosmic re-birth. Along the way he crossed waters and deserts, faced demons and monsters, and even met with his own corpse... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Images and Bibliography https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/08/27/episode-82-that-which-is-in-the-underworld/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2017
Interlude: The Ultimate Underworld Story. The Book of the Dead might be the most famous piece of writing from ancient Egypt. It is also one of the most misunderstood. Around 1420 BCE, a royal architect commissioned a book for his tomb. This text is one of the best preserved Books of the Dead from the mid-18th Dynasty. From its unrolled pages, we can explore the journey into the underworld, as experienced by a non-royal Egyptian. Note: This episode functions as an introduction to the Book of the Dead. As we move forward through the centuries, we will revisit the text to see new developments and additions. Music for this episode by Jeffrey Goodman, http://www.shelterofclearlight.com/Pages/TearsofIsis.aspx Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/08/07/episode-81-the-book-of-the-dead/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2017
The Religious Year (Parts 6-7): The False Summer. In the months of "Great Heat" and "Small Heat," Egyptians celebrated some very important festivals. Mid-winter had passed, and it was time to bring life back to the cosmos. Along the way, the Egyptians celebrated the gods Anubis, Amun-Re, and a deified Pharaoh... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/08/07/mini-episode-festivities-of-heat/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 30, 2017
Before he became king, Amunhotep II made a promise to embellish and restore monuments on the Giza Plateau. Once Pharaoh, he fulfilled his promise beautifully... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 17, 2017
Amunhotep II (Part 3): Slavery and the Bible. In 1435 BCE, King Amunhotep II led a devastating war in Syria. He took thousands of captives, and transported them to Egypt by force. Once there, they became captive-workers of the Egyptian elite. Was this the historical inspiration for the Biblical "Captivity"? We go in search of answers... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Additional Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/07/16/episode-79-let-my-people-go/ Please help the show by taking a quick survey https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/OX7nLd For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 18, 2017
Amunhotep II (Part 2): The Pharaoh's Aide. In 1440 BCE, a servant of Pharaoh inscribed his tomb with a remarkable text detailing every aspect of his job. What was life like, for one of Egypt's most important officials? Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/06/18/episode-77-the-duties-of-the-vizier/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 15, 2017
I re-watched 1999's iteration of "The Mummy." Does it hold up? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2017
The Mummy (2017) stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Botella and Russel Crowe. Is it any good? Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter: https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2017
The Religious Year (Part 5): Worshipping Snakes and Cats. The fifth month was an interesting one, involving worship of snakes, and cats sailing down the Nile. Major gods of this month include Neheb-Kau, Bastet, Shesmet-et, Wadjet and Mut. We meet a few of these strange deities and see why snakes and cats went hand-in-hand... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/06/03/mini-episode-banquet-festivities/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 29, 2017
Amunhotep II (Part 1): The Sportsman King. From 1459 to 1440 BCE, the prince Amunhotep II enjoyed a privileged upbringing. Once he ascended to power, he displayed his prowess to all and sundry. From the battlefield to the sports field, Amunhotep set out to make his name... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/05/31/episode-77-lean-and-swift/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 15, 2017
Thutmose III (Part 10): The End of a Mighty Reign. From 1450 to 1441, Thutmose lived out the last nine years of his reign. He commanded one last expedition; oversaw building projects, and brought his tomb to completion. Finally, he had to prepare for the succession, and his own inevitable death... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/05/15/episode-76-54-years-of-splendour/ Correction: at 48:10, I refer to the date of Amunhotep II's co-regency as 1441. This should be 1444 BCE. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 29, 2017
A month of hangovers... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 24, 2017
Thutmose III (Part 9): Home and Propaganda. From 1455-1450 BCE, Thutmose spent much of his time involved in domestic affairs. Unfortunately, this involved some very harsh policies towards his immediate predecessor... Images and Bibliography at ttps://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/04/24/episode-75-thutmose-triumphant/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 3, 2017
Thutmose III (Part 8): The Final Campaigns. After 20+ years of near-annual campaigning, Thutmose III finally came to the end of his military career. We explore the last ten years of this process in one sweep: successes (and failures) abound... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/04/05/episode-74-war-stories/ Check out the History of China podcast at https://thehistoryofchina.wordpress.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 31, 2017
The month of Hathor saw a concentrated effort on renewing fertility energies in the natural world... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2017
Thutmose III (Part 7): Diplomatic Marriage. After the brilliant campaign of year 33, Thutmose enjoys a period of peace and plenty. Foreign powers seek accommodation with the Egyptians, and this manifests in a series of remarkable diplomatic engagements... See the treasures of the three princesses at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/03/17/episode-73-the-three-princesses/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 24, 2017
The Religious Year (Part 2): Worshipping Osiris. In the month of Pa-Opet ("Phaophi") the Egyptians continued their long re-enactment of the myth of Osiris. They also celebrated a huge festival in honour of the Pharaoh. And they mummifed a bunch of rams, for some reason... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/02/26/mini-episode-opet-festivities/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 20, 2017
Interlude: Busy Lives at Thebes. Personal correspondence is an exciting find for Egyptologists. It's even more wonderful when the letters come together to form a cohesive group, all related to one person. Come meet Ahmose, a letter writer from ancient Egypt... Images and bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/02/20/episode-72-the-home-front-letters-to-ahmose/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 6, 2017
Thutmose III (Part 6): The Sed-Festival. Three years before the Mitanni Campaign (Episode 70), Thutmose celebrated his first jubilee. To do that, he needed a new monument, a few gods, and the ancient equivalent of a baseball bat... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/02/06/episode-71-thirty-two-and-thirty/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 23, 2017
Inauguration: Choosing and Crowning an Egyptian Ruler. A shameless tie-in with current events: we explore the way a ruler of Egypt was chosen and crowned, which could be more complicated than you might expect... https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/01/25/mini-episode-inauguration-day/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 16, 2017
A quick look at the word "Pharaoh:" what it means, how it came about, and why I very rarely use it in the Podcast (until now). https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/01/26/mini-episode-the-first-pharaohs/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2017
The Religious Year (Part 1): New Year. Welcome to a new series detailing the Egyptians' religious year, the major events and the gods they celebrated. Month number one was called "Tekh," and it heralded several important rituals. There were festivals of the Nile Flood (Hapi), festivals of the blessed dead (Wagy-and-Thoth), and the beginning of a multi-month re-enactment of the legends of the god Osiris. The Egyptians got up to all kinds of shenanigans... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 30, 2016
Thutmose III (Part 5): The Greatest Campaign. Around 1462 BCE, Thutmose III led a very impressive military endeavour: he went far beyond Egypt's boundaries to attack his most dangerous foes, the Mitanni, right at their source. It was the most spectacular of his campaigns, and the greatest push of an Egyptian army in history so far... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/12/31/episode-70-the-napoleon-of-egypt/ Map at http://bit.ly/2iMzPPp For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 19, 2016
Thutmose III (Part 4): Foreign Lands, Foreign Peoples. The Egyptian Empire was surrounded by many fascinating groups. Today, we meet the Cretans (Keftiu), Cyprus (Alashiya) and Byblos (Kupna), to see what was happening outside the realm of Egyptian control. Oh, and there's a goofy poem at the end... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/12/21/episode-69-north-by-northwest/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 5, 2016
Interlude: General Djehuty and his Marvellous Tricks. Sometime in the reign of Thutmose III, a siege took place at Joppa (Tel Aviv). The were starving their enemy out, when an unusual opportunity presented itself. Thinking quickly, the wily general Djehuty made a cunning plan... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/12/04/episode-68b-deception-at-joppa/ Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 28, 2016
Thutmose III (Part 3): Submissions and Settlements. From 1473 - 1470 BCE, Thutmose organised his new dominions in Canaan and Syria. The region was transformed by a network of Egyptian garrisons, fortresses and supply depots. This was all in service to the greater military agenda... Bibliography and Images at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/11/28/episode-68-campaigns-of-victory/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 14, 2016
Interlude: The Battle of Megiddo (Dramatised). In this episode, we play the "official account" of Thutmose III's great victory at Megiddo. Drawing on the King's own proclamations, and using the voices of some other podcasters, we bring the story to life... Readings provided by: - Elias Belhaddad (The History of Islam) - Ben Jacobs (Wittenberg to Westphalia) - Travis J Dow (History of Germany) - Steve Guerra (History of the Papacy) - Thomas Daly (American Biography) - David Crowther (The History of England) - Erik Fogg (ReConsider). Bibliography and Images at: https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/11/13/episode-67b-the-battle-of-megiddo/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 7, 2016
Thutmose III (Part 2): A Mighty Victory. (1473 BCE) Thutmose III faces a rebellion. Enemies have gathered against him, and he must destroy them, or risk losing his empire in Canaan... Battle, audacity, and Monty Python ensues! Bibliography and Images at: https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/11/09/episode-67-armageddon/ Correction: when describing Megiddo, I mistakenly refer to "Har Megiddo" asa Greek term. This should say Hebrew. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 29, 2016
Ghost Stories for Halloween. In this episode we explore three tales of the (ancient) macabre: a ghostly visitation; some scoundrels petrified by their encounters with the gods; and the Egyptian Guide to When Your Dreams Are Trying to Kill You. They're horror stories, Egyptian style! https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/10/30/an-egyptian-horror-story/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 17, 2016
Hatshepsut (Part 7): The Final Years. After a long life and successful reign, Maat-ka-Re Hatshepsut died around 1473 BCE. To wrap up her story, we review her legacy, thank a few men and women that helped her in life, and touch on the strange absence of her tomb. Do we have her mummy? We explore that, too... Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/10/19/episode-66-an-awkward-transition/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 3, 2016
Thutmose III (Part 1): Life Under Hatshepsut. Time to catch-up with the (rightful?) King of Egypt. Thutmose III spent his early years in training. He learned the arts of governance, religious ritual, literacy and the skills of battle. He studied these in the royal harem, which we explore for the first time on this podcast. Thutmose also spent a lot of time with the army, which has changed a lot since we last explored it. Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/10/04/episode-65c-little-king-thutmose/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 19, 2016
Hatshepsut (Part 6): Punt and Speos. We take a short break from the narrative, to explore two important texts from Hatshepsut's reign. These are the records of the Punt Expedition, and a propaganda text from the Speos Artemidos, a temple in middle Egypt. Guest vocals by Anya Banerjee (Actress): http://lionrockmanagement.co.nz/actors/anya-banerjee/ Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/09/16/episode-65b-two-texts-of-hatshepsut/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 12, 2016
Hatshepsut (Part 5): A Jubilee. Around 1485 BCE, Egyptians bustled about in a flurry of work. Hatshepsut had commissioned great monuments all over the land, requiring the work of thousands. These projects culminated in a grand celebration, the sed-festival of year 16. An anniversary...but of what? https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/09/16/episode-65-hatshepsut-of-millions-of-years/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 15, 2016
Hatshepsut (Part 4): Her Most Trusted Advisor. As the star of queen Hatshepsut rose, so did the star of a young noble named Senenmut. From 1495 to 1485 BCE, Senenmut found his career accelerating in tandem with the queen. We follow Senenmut from his birth and upbringing to the very corridors of power, and his accession over all other contenders... Images and bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/08/13/episode-64-beloved-uncle/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 1, 2016
Hatshepsut (Part 3): The Punt Expedition. In 1488 BCE, Queen Hatshepsut launched her most famous project. A fleet of ships sailed down the Red Sea coast, in order to visit the land of Punt. There, they gathered trade goods, and met some truly fascinating locals... Images and bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2016/07/28/608/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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