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The History of Egypt Podcast

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Learn about ancient Egypt, as *they* described it. We use ancient texts, archaeology and social history to explore their civilization and weave a tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, monuments and people. The History of Egypt Podcast uses the ancients' own words to describe their society, and is written by a trained Egyptologist. A member of the Agora Podcast Network.

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Learn about ancient Egypt, as *they* described it. We use ancient texts, archaeology and social history to explore their civilization and weave a tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, monuments and people. The History of Egypt Podcast uses the ancients' own words to describe their society, and is written by a trained Egyptologist. A member of the Agora Podcast Network.

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By Penny Pincher 2010 - Jan 08 2020
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An amazing podcast on ancient Egypt, produced by someone with a passion for the subject. They put a lot of time and effort into producing high quality podcast episodes without production shortcuts impacting sound quality.

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Any reason why you are referring the ancient land of Canaan, later turned Israel, as “Palestine”? Some 2000 years before the name of the land was changed to that false name by the Romans? Are you not a historian?

iTunes Ratings

659 Ratings
Average Ratings
590
32
19
11
7

Excellent!

By Penny Pincher 2010 - Jan 08 2020
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An amazing podcast on ancient Egypt, produced by someone with a passion for the subject. They put a lot of time and effort into producing high quality podcast episodes without production shortcuts impacting sound quality.

Question

By DrorAmitay - Dec 19 2019
Read more
Any reason why you are referring the ancient land of Canaan, later turned Israel, as “Palestine”? Some 2000 years before the name of the land was changed to that false name by the Romans? Are you not a historian?
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The History of Egypt Podcast

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Learn about ancient Egypt, as *they* described it. We use ancient texts, archaeology and social history to explore their civilization and weave a tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, monuments and people. The History of Egypt Podcast uses the ancients' own words to describe their society, and is written by a trained Egyptologist. A member of the Agora Podcast Network.

Rank #1: Episode 3: Horus vs Seth

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Dynasty 2: Warring Gods.


Around 2850 BCE, the Second Dynasty of rulers began. It was a lot more tumultuous than the First, with devastating climate change, economic pressure, and maybe...civil war. In the midst of a shadowy period, legends tell of two gods battling for the throne and soul of Egypt. Horus and Seth, masters of their domains, go head to head...


Time period: circa 2850 - 2700 BCE.

Kings: Per-Ib-sen (Peribsen); Kha-Sekhem / Kha-Sekhem-wy (Khasekhemwy).

Notable sites: Abdju (Abydos); Saqqara.


Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com

Twitter: @EgyptianPodcast

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Jan 14 2013

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Rank #2: 102: An Egyptian Odyssey (Passage to Greece)

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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

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Nov 21 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 4: The Sacred Ones

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Dynasty 3: The First Pyramid.


Around 2680 BCE, King Netjery-khet Djoser came to power. His name is synonymous with monuments, for he was the first King to commission a mighty pyramid. The Step Pyramid of Djoser was designed by Imhotep, but many others participated in its construction. In this episode, we meet the men and women who shaped this time...


Time period: circa 2700 - 2650 BCE.

Kings: Netjerykhet (Djoser)

Notable sites: Saqqara


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Jan 21 2013

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Rank #4: 79: Let My People Go

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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/

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Jul 17 2017

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Rank #5: 100: Celebration

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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

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Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

Music by Jeffrey Goodman www.jeffreygoodmanmusic.com/

Music by Derek and Brandon Feichter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: 95: Hundred-Gated Thebes

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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/

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Apr 02 2018

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Rank #7: 87: Comforts of Power

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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/

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Nov 27 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 5: One Who Makes Beautiful Things

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Dynasty 4: Sneferu's Wonders.


Around 2610 BCE, King Sneferu ("One Who Makes Beautiful Things") is the beginning of a golden age for the land. The Egyptians begin a spate of monument-building and develop the first True Pyramid. There are a couple mistakes along the way...


Time period: circa 2620 - 2580 BCE.

Kings: Se-neferu (Snefru).

Notable sites: Meidum; Dashur.


Episode images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com

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Jan 28 2013

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Rank #9: 108: AKA Amunhotep IV

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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).

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Apr 05 2019

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Rank #10: 81: The Book of the Dead

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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/

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Aug 07 2017

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Rank #11: 116: Adoring Aten

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Akhenaten (Part 7): The Great Hymn to Aten.


In 1356 BCE, Egypt sweltered under the heat of Aten's rays; the god's servant, King Akhenaten, glorified the deity above all. We see this in some remarkable prayers and hymns which survive in the hidden tombs of Akhenaten's city. In these sepulchres, we find glimpses of the King's beliefs and how he expressed them... (Date = c.1356 BCE, King = Akhenaten, Queen = Nefertiti, Location = Akhet-Aten / Amarna) Learn more and view images/resources for this episode at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com,

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Oct 31 2019

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Rank #12: 113: Akh-en-Aten

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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

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Jul 03 2019

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Rank #13: 114: Seeds of a City

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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).

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Jul 17 2019

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Rank #14: 84b: Into the Tomb

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Amunhotep II (Part 7): Remarkable Discoveries in a Royal Tomb.


Around 1440 BCE, Egyptians were carving the burial monument of Amunhotep II in the Valley of the Kings. In 1898 CE, a group of excavators were uncovering the edifice once more. In a dual narrative, we explore the design, construction and discovery of a most remarkable tomb...


Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

Additional Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com

Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/10/18/2597/

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Oct 16 2017

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Rank #15: 75: Thutmose Triumphant

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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...


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Apr 24 2017

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Rank #16: 99: Sakhmet's Demons

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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...


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Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/06/22/episode-99-sakhmets-demons/

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Jun 21 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 57: All Things Good and Pure

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Amunhotep I: Splendour in Thebes.


The Podcast returns from hiatus, after a close family member passed away.


Around 1530 BCE, Ahmose I died and Amunhotep I came to power. At the time, Thebes was beginning to enjoy the fruits of its military victories. Prosperity returned, and non-royal tombs show a growing sense of vitality and energy. Even the middle-class was growing...


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Apr 11 2016

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Rank #18: Summary: Akhenaten (Phase 1)

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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

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Sep 04 2019

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Rank #19: 96: The Colossi of Memnon

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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/


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Apr 16 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 70: The Napoleon of Egypt

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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/

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Dec 30 2016

55mins

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Mini Episode: An Intact Tomb

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Kha and Merit, an Intact Tomb. In 1906, a remarkable discovery came to light: the tomb of a middle-class couple, who lived in the town of Deir el-Medina. Here, amid the craftsmen and specialists who made tombs, a man named Kha and a woman named Merit enjoyed an affluent lifestyle. When they died, they were interred with all their worldly possessions and slept undisturbed for 3300 years. Then, a wonderful discovery occurred and an ancient story came to life... The History of Egypt Podcast is supported by Patrons, get early access and ad-free listening at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast... Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com... Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com...

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Jan 15 2020

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Mini Episode: The Doomed Prince

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Ancient Fairytales (Part 2). Sometime in the 18th Dynasty, perhaps around the time of Akhenaten, a fairy-tale became popular in Egypt. The story spoke of a prince, forced to flee his home after a prophecy foretold that he would die from one of three fates - a dog, a snake, or a crocodile. Leaving Egypt, the prince went on many adventures - some quite familiar from our own fairy tales. Inevitably, though, the young man had to face his destiny, and confront the three fates which came for him... Support the show and get AD-FREE early access at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast... Episode bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com... Thanks for listening!

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Jan 08 2020

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Mini Episode: The Tale of Two Brothers

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Ancient Fairytales (Part 1). In the late 18th or early 19th Dynasties, a story developed in Egypt. It told of two siblings, Anubis and Bata, who contended with injustice and misfortune. Facing treachery, divine intervention and even the pharaoh himself, the two brothers overcame obstacles and sought to restore justice, against those who did them wrong. In this fairytale, we see how two (divine) beings contended with falsehood. Support the Podcast and get AD-FREE EARLY ACCESS at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast... Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com,

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Jan 01 2020

1hr 9mins

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119: Tut-ankh-Aten

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Akhenaten (Part 9): A Royal Son. By 1352 BCE, Akhenaten and his family were well ensconced in the palaces of Amarna. The pharaoh could enjoy the company of his Great Wife, Nefertiti, and his three elder daughters. He could also enjoy the pleasures afforded by his second wife and look forward to the eventual birth of his son, a prince who would become one of the most famous names in Egyptian history... Get 10% off any order with Ra Egyptian Skincare, checkout code EGYPTPODCAST www.ra-egyptian.com Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com...

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Dec 18 2019

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118b: Priests and Provisions

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Amarna (Part 6): Priests and Provisions for Akhet-Aten. Around 1354 BCE (regnal year 8), Akhenaten took care to organise his new royal city. Among other things he expanded the agricultural domain which would serve Aten (the sun god), and he also appointed new priests and administrators to manage his temples. As the first decade of his rule came towards its end, Akhenaten's vision was finally starting to become reality... Discover your new beauty routine and get 10% OFF any order with natural, ancient inspired cosmetics from Ra Egyptian www.ra-egyptian.com Use the discount code EGYPTPODCAST for 10% off any order... (Date: c.1354-1353 BCE; Pharaoh Akhenaten Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re; Queen Nefertiti Nefer-neferu-Aten), Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com.

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Dec 04 2019

37mins

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118: The House of Aten

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Amarna (Part 5): Great Temples.


When he established his new residence-city, Akhenaten made special provision for his god’s house. Two great temples, dedicated to the solar disc, rose on the east bank of the Nile River. Searching the archaeological remains, and scouring the artistic record of these temples, we can get a sense of how Akhenaten worshipped his god; and some of the symbols and meanings he used to express it...


Date: c.1357 BCE. King Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re). Queen Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten)...


Images/resources for this episode at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com...

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Nov 21 2019

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Interview: Akhnaten (a MetOpera cast)

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Interlude: An Interview with Akhnaten


In 1983, Philip Glass debuted his opera Akhnaten, a bold musical exploration of the pharaoh, his reign and his legacy. Now, Akhnaten returns in a new run. Akhnaten by The Metropolitan Opera, in New York, is running from November 8th to December 7th, 2019 and will be broadcast worldwide in cinemas; find tickets here

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Nov 13 2019

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2020 Tours (Expressions of Interest)

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A Tour and Cruise


Hi everyone, by request of listeners I am considering leading a tour in August or September 2020. This will include a Nile Cruise for part of the journey, and be a wonderful trip through ancient Egypt. If you are interested, drop me an email at egyptpodcast@gmail.com. This isn't a commitment or booking, I'd just like to get a sense of numbers before putting plans into action. So, if you're open to the idea, drop me an email. Thanks!

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Nov 11 2019

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117: Adoring Ra

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Precursors to Atenism.

The god Aten has a long history; and in the 18th Dynasty, many Egyptians were praising the sun god in a variety of forms (Ra, Atum, Horakhty, Aten, Khepri etc). Akhenaten's reforms were radical, but they have some obvious roots. Looking at several religious texts, side by side, we can see how the sun god became a major, universal deity at this time... (Date = 1400-1360 BCE; King = Akhenaten; Queen = Nefertiti; Location = Thebes and Amarna. Website at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Sistrum by Hathor Systrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7pYdPOS4yw).

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Nov 07 2019

31mins

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116: Adoring Aten

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Akhenaten (Part 7): The Great Hymn to Aten.


In 1356 BCE, Egypt sweltered under the heat of Aten's rays; the god's servant, King Akhenaten, glorified the deity above all. We see this in some remarkable prayers and hymns which survive in the hidden tombs of Akhenaten's city. In these sepulchres, we find glimpses of the King's beliefs and how he expressed them... (Date = c.1356 BCE, King = Akhenaten, Queen = Nefertiti, Location = Akhet-Aten / Amarna) Learn more and view images/resources for this episode at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com,

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Oct 31 2019

1hr 3mins

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Summary: Akhenaten (Phase 1)

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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

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Sep 04 2019

19mins

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115b: Building Quickly

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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/

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Aug 28 2019

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115: Hatiay's House

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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).


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Aug 21 2019

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114b: Defining the Horizons

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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).


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Jul 31 2019

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114: Seeds of a City

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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)


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Jul 17 2019

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113: Akh-en-Aten

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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...

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Jul 03 2019

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112: Artistic Revolution

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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).

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Jun 19 2019

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111: The Royal Gods

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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


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Jun 05 2019

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110: The Aten Appears

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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


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May 15 2019

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109: Nefertiti (with Dr Joyce Tyldesley)

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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/ ...

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Apr 19 2019

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By Penny Pincher 2010 - Jan 08 2020
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An amazing podcast on ancient Egypt, produced by someone with a passion for the subject. They put a lot of time and effort into producing high quality podcast episodes without production shortcuts impacting sound quality.

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By DrorAmitay - Dec 19 2019
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Any reason why you are referring the ancient land of Canaan, later turned Israel, as “Palestine”? Some 2000 years before the name of the land was changed to that false name by the Romans? Are you not a historian?