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The History of Egypt Podcast

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Rank #86 in History category

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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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764 Ratings
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Excellent

By Miguel D41 - Mar 30 2020
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Wonderful detail. Love that he quotes the ancient Egyptians.

One of the best history pods out there.

By SAVGUSA - Mar 22 2020
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All praise the Sun God He sure is a sfumato God RA! RA! RA!

iTunes Ratings

764 Ratings
Average Ratings
684
40
21
10
9

Excellent

By Miguel D41 - Mar 30 2020
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Wonderful detail. Love that he quotes the ancient Egyptians.

One of the best history pods out there.

By SAVGUSA - Mar 22 2020
Read more
All praise the Sun God He sure is a sfumato God RA! RA! RA!
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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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The Gods at War. Around 2850 BCE, Egypt's "Second Dynasty" began. This was an unstable period, with devastating climate change causing economic pressure and maybe civil war. This shadowy period might have inspired a great myth, a story of two gods battling for the throne (and heart) of Egypt's kingdom. In this story the great gods Horus and Seth went head to head... Date c.2850 - 2700 BCE https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow the show on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Jan 14 2013

40mins

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Rank #2: 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 26 2013

42mins

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Rank #3: 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... Date c.1352 BCE https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/all-episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow the show on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Dec 18 2019

33mins

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Rank #4: 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

40mins

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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/

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: 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

1hr 36mins

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Rank #7: Episode 5: One Who Makes Beautiful Things

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The Wonders of Sneferu. Around 2160 BCE, King Sneferu ("One Who Makes Beautiful Things") initiated a golden age for Egyptian monuments. The King's architects and labourers started working on the first "true pyramid." There would be a couple mistakes along the way... Date c.2620 - 2580 BCE https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow the show on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Jan 28 2013

1hr

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Rank #8: 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

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: 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

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Nov 21 2018

1hr

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Rank #10: 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)...


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Nov 21 2019

35mins

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Rank #11: 70: The Napoleon of Egypt

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Thutmose's Greatest Campaign. In 1462 BCE, approximately, King Men-kheperu-Re Thutmose III led his most daring campaign. He travelled far from Egypt to attack the heartland of Egypt's enemy, the Mitanni. What followed was one of the standout moves in ancient military history... Date c.1462 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com; get early releases and ad-free episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast



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Dec 30 2016

55mins

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Rank #12: 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

41mins

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Rank #13: 91: The Mighty Bulls

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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/

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Feb 12 2018

35mins

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Rank #14: 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

33mins

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Rank #15: 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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Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/06/22/episode-99-sakhmets-demons/

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Jun 21 2018

44mins

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Rank #16: 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).


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Apr 05 2019

27mins

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Rank #17: 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)...


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Jul 03 2019

50mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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

39mins

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Rank #20: 104: A Wealthy House

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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

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Jan 09 2019

33mins

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132: Iconic Nefertiti

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The Nefertiti bust. How it was made, how it was discovered, and how it wound up in a museum far from its home. Date c.1347 BCE and 1912 CE https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/all-episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow the show on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, additional music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com

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Aug 07 2020

48mins

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131: King Nefertiti

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The Queen becomes King. Throughout Akhenaten’s reign, the Great King’s Wife Neferet-Iti (Nefertiti) grew more and more prominent. By regnal year 16 (1437 BCE), she seemed to be an equal to her husband. Eventually, the Queen may have transitioned to a new role, and become a co-regent alongside Akhenaten. In this episode, we explore the evidence for Nefertiti as a King… CHAPTER TWO TIME CODE 22:38 Date c. 1347 BCE https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/all-episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow the show on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com

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Jul 29 2020

46mins

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Introducing: The History of Witchcraft Podcast

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The History of Witchcraft Podcast, by Sam Hume, is now a member of the Agora Podcast Network! Enjoy a preview of the show, then learn more at https://paxbritannica.info/episode-list/ or all good podcast apps...

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Jul 24 2020

10mins

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130: The Life and Death of Smenkhkare

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A Short-Lived Ruler. In 1349 BCE, Egypt had two kings. But not for long. The young ruler, Smenkhkare, was destined to die early. In this episode, we explore the strange case of Akhenaten's co-king... Date c.1349 BCE https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/all-episodes/, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Jul 22 2020

19mins

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129: Hard-Knock Life

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Child labour, plague, and dark deeds at Amarna. By regnal year 14 (c.1349 BCE) Akhenaten's capital city had grown to almost thirty thousand people. This massive growth carried a price, one that archaeologists are finding in the city's vast cemeteries... Date c.1349 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com Support the show for early access, ad-free episodes, and much more at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast

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Jul 06 2020

29mins

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Interview: Amarna Sunset with Prof. Aidan Dodson

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Royal Tombs, Amarna, Egyptology. Prof. Aidan Dodson has been in the game many years, and has published widely on a variety of topics. From his best-selling Amarna Sunset, Amarna Sunrise and The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt, Prof. Dodson is familiar to many who are interested in ancient Egypt. In this interview, he sat down to discuss the Amarna Period, royal tombs, and the science of history in Egyptology. A fascinating conversation, which I'm excited to share! Date c.1350 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Find more of Prof. Dodson's work and purchase his book The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt at Pen & Sword Publishing https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Aidan-Dodson/a/2681

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Jun 25 2020

54mins

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128: True Crime KV55 (DNA, CSI... etc)

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The Mysterious Mummy. In this episode, we visit the historical crime scene known as Valley of the Kings tomb number 55. KV55 is easily the most analysed, debated, and confounding find in all of Egyptology... Date: c.1350 BCE and 1907 CE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow us on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast

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Jun 19 2020

43mins

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127: Meket-Aten and Smenkh-Ka-Re

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Two Funerals and a Wedding, Part 2. In 1350 BCE the royal house of Egypt was in crisis. The princess Meket-Aten, just eight years old, was the second prominent person to die in a short span of time. Soon after, Akhenaten seems to have appointed a new co-ruler. His name was Smenkh-ka-Re. Date c.1350 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, get early releases and ad-free episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com

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Jun 05 2020

31mins

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126: The Death of Queen Tiye

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Two Funerals and a Wedding, Part 1. Around year 12 of Akhenaten, the Queen Mother Tiye died. She journeyed to the West at the age of 60, having been a powerful influence for more than fifty years. Tiye is a monumental figure, literally, in the history of ancient Egypt. In this episode, we do her honour, and explore her legacy following her death. Date c.1351 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com

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Jun 03 2020

31mins

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125b: Maru Aten and North Palace

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A guided tour. In this episode we explore two monuments belonging to an ancient princess, and see the luxury in which a pharaoh's daughter lived... Date c.1451 BCE (reign of Akhenaten) www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, support the show and get ad-free episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com. Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Follow us on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast.

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May 20 2020

25mins

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125: House of Meritaten

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A Princess of Egypt. By 1351 BCE, princess Meritaten was approximately ten years old. The pharaoh's eldest daughter was front and centre of propaganda. But what was her life like? Today, we explore the life of an Egyptian princess... Date c. 1451 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, support the show and get ad-free episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com, Follow us on social media www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast and www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast

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May 18 2020

23mins

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124: Amurrites 2, The Crimes of Aziru

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Diplomacy, Betrayal, Murder. Around 1350 BCE, the sons of Abdi-Ashirta inherited his power and began to pursue further conquests. Along the way, they committed several heinous crimes... Date c.1355-1350 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com I will be presenting at the Intelligent Speech Conference on June 27, 2020! Get early bird tickets for just $10 USD at www.intelligentspeechconference.com/shop/, music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, music by music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter https://dbfiechter.bandcamp.com/, support the show and get ad-free episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast

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May 04 2020

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123: Amurrites and Where to Find Them

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Abdi-Ashirta and the Rise of Amurru. In the later years of Amunhotep III (father of Akhenaten) and the early years of Akhenaten himself, events in the north began to trouble the royal court. The Egyptian empire, long established in Canaan and Syria, was under threat. Great powers were rising, and regional vassals were starting to fight amongst themselves. Into this milieu, a man named Abdi-Ashirta began to make waves... Episode date c.1365-1360 BCE. Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter. Intro music by Keith Zizza. Support the show and get ad-free, extended episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast

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Apr 15 2020

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122: Letters from the Capital

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A Man Living Alone. In the midst of Akhenaten's whirlwind reforms, and his radical decisions, it's easy to forget the impact this probably had on ordinary people. How did the folks who followed Akhenaten adjust to life in a completely new city? A few letters and texts, excavated in the old capital, give us a glimpse... Episode details at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show and get episodes early + ad-free at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Mar 30 2020

24mins

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Interview: Alcohol & Economics with Prof. Leslie Anne Warden

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Beer, Bread and Pharaoh's Power. My guest today is Dr. Leslie Anne Warden, Associate Professor of art history and archaeology at Roanoke College in Virginia, USA. An insightful scholar, Prof. Warden is here to share her investigations into the world of ancient economics, particularly how beer and bread can reveal the inner-workings of Egyptian society. From ceramics to experiments in brewing, Prof. Warden provides a detailed and thoughtful view on the world of the Nile Valley. Look: Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt, 2013; University profile, Academia.edu. Podcast website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show and get ad-free, early releases at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast

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Mar 25 2020

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Game Preview: Builders of Egypt (Demo)

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A new city-building game is on the horizon for 2020. It takes the formula of classic games like Pharaoh and updates to modern features. Does it work? I take a look at the demo and give some thoughts...

Game available free on Steam or GOG.com. I have had no contact with the developer or any publisher, and am not receiving any money for this preview.

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Mar 20 2020

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Interview: Ancient Lives with Prof. Elizabeth Frood

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Two Kiwis Nerding Out. My guest today is Dr. Elizabeth Frood, Associate Professor of Egyptology and Director of the Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford, UK. In a lively discussion, Prof. Frood shares her insights into ancient lives and how people living in the non-royal sphere approached their immortality. Statues, texts and graffiti show us the minds of these people and how they depicted their concerns, beliefs and ideas. It's a great conversation and I think you'll really enjoy it! Book, Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt, 2007. Background: Oxford academic page and research info at Academia.edu. Story: Egypt, fieldwork and physical disabilities; BBC - the infection which took my nose and legs; Facebook - the Egyptologist who almost lost everything.

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Mar 18 2020

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Summary: Akhenaten (Phase 2)

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Interlude: More Story So Far...


We've covered a lot since Akhenaten abandoned the traditional capitals and moved to his new home of Akhet-Aten. Now, the second phase of pharaoh's rule lasted between regnal years 6 and 12 (c.1357-1351 BCE). In this time, the King completed many of the goals he initiated back in phase 1. Then, he began to build on those, further refining his ideas and moving forward into new territory...


Date: c.1357 to 1351 BCE (regnal year 6 to 12)

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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Mar 04 2020

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121: Festival of Tribute

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Akhenaten (Part 11): Foreigners Submit. By 1351 BCE, Akhenaten had achieved many of his early goals. His city, Akhet-Aten, was established, his religious ideas were reaching maturity, and the King could begin to express his vision of Aten in a new way. Finally, pharaoh could celebrate his mastery over foreign populations. Thus, in 1351 BCE, Egypt played host to a grand celebration of tribute… Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Podcast and get AD-FREE, early release episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com and Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com

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Feb 23 2020

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120: Reverend Mother

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Akhenaten (Part 10): Queen Tiye's Retirement. For the first decade of Akhenaten's rule, his mother Tiye was a background figure. But we have more evidence for her later years than you'd expect, including magnificent art and objects. Plus, the Queen herself returned to public life when she made a splendid visit to pharaoh's new city... Images and Bibliography at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Podcast and get AD-FREE, early release episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

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Jan 30 2020

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By Miguel D41 - Mar 30 2020
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Wonderful detail. Love that he quotes the ancient Egyptians.

One of the best history pods out there.

By SAVGUSA - Mar 22 2020
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All praise the Sun God He sure is a sfumato God RA! RA! RA!