303 episodes

Discover ancient Egypt, in their own words. This podcast uses ancient texts and archaeology to uncover the lost world of the Nile Valley. A tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, and people. The show is written by a trained Egyptologist and uses detailed, up-to-date research. We dive deep into the ancient society, to uncover their fascinating tales. A member of the Agora Podcast Network.
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The History of Egypt Podcast Dominic Perry

    • History
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Discover ancient Egypt, in their own words. This podcast uses ancient texts and archaeology to uncover the lost world of the Nile Valley. A tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, and people. The show is written by a trained Egyptologist and uses detailed, up-to-date research. We dive deep into the ancient society, to uncover their fascinating tales. A member of the Agora Podcast Network.
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    Interview: Tutankhamun Inc. with Prof. Christina Riggs

    Interview: Tutankhamun Inc. with Prof. Christina Riggs

    Face-to-face with the legends. Christina Riggs is a Professor (History of Visual Culture) at Durham University. In 2021, her book Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century took a broader view of the tomb and its discovery than most books on the subject. Her discussion helps us review and revisit older myths or assumptions, and encourage new perspectives on Egyptology's most famous discovery.
    Prof. Christina Riggs at Durham University.Christina Riggs at Academia.edu.Christina Riggs' website including her blog and the article "Waterboys and Wishful Thinking."

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Interview: Finding Tutankhamun with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley

    Interview: Finding Tutankhamun with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley

    An enigmatic icon. Dr. Joyce Tyldesley returns for her second interview with The History of Egypt Podcast! We spoke about her recent book Tutankhamun: Pharaoh. Icon. Enigma. and the legacy of the discovery, including aspects of its excavation and significance. We also got into some random topics including Philomena Cunk, Scandinavian Noir shows, and Strictly Come Dancing. Enjoy!
    Dr. Joyce Tyldesley at The University of Manchester.Dr. Tyldesley's 2022 book Tutankhamun: Pharaoh. Icon. Enigma. at Headline Publishing.

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    • 54 min
    Interview: The Tomb of Tutankhamun with Dr. Bob Brier

    Interview: The Tomb of Tutankhamun with Dr. Bob Brier

    Tutankhamun, Mummies, and Murder, oh my! I sat down with Dr. Bob Brier to discuss the Tomb of Tutankhamun, and the legacy of this important discovery. We also chatted about Dr. Brier's work in Egyptology, including his experiment in mummifying a human for scientific research. Finally, we touched on some older works including his "Murder of Tutankhamun" hypothesis and the Great Pyramid's construction (including the "internal ramp" hypothesis of Jean-Pierre Houdin).
    My thanks to Dr. Brier for coming on the show, and for allowing me to release the video version! Extra special thanks to Pat Remler for organising the conversation!
    Preorder Dr. Brier's book Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World from Oxford University Press.Read a report on Carter's thefts at The Guardian.Find Dr. Brier's hierogylphs lessons (and others) at The Great Courses.
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    • 52 min
    Anniversary: The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Anniversary: The Tomb of Tutankhamun

    Hardcore Edition. In a special presentation, I compile my “Tomb of Tutankhamun” miniseries into a single mega episode. With updated information, and some new revelations, this 7-hour special is the full story, as best I can tell it.
    Reference materials:
    For the full archive of Harry Burton’s photographs, showing the tomb of Tutankhamun in its original state, at the Griffith Institute.See other images, including the treasures, at Wikimedia.The Tomb of Tutankhamun at The Theban Mapping Project.The life and reign of Tutankhamun at The History of Egypt Podcast.
    The Tomb of Tutankhamun episodes (with references and pictures):
    Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 5).Part 2 (Chapters 6 and 7).Part 3 (Chapters 8 and 9).Part 4 (Chapters 10 to 12).Part 5 (Chapters 13 and 14).Part 6 (Chapters 15 and 16).The “DNA Study” (Episode 128).The Tomb of Nefertiti (Episode 137b).
    Episode Details
    Date: 1340 BCE and 1922 - 1932 CE.Logo image: The gold mummy mask of Tutankhamun via Wikimedia.Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/Music by Michael Levy http://www.ancientlyre.com/Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos
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    172: Wise Like Thoth

    172: Wise Like Thoth

    Horemheb's favourite god. Throughout his life, Horemheb commissioned monuments and artefacts that honoured Djehuty (Thoth). As a courtier, then a King, Horemheb showed a certain favour towards this god. Why did he like this god, in particular, and what do these artefacts tell us about Horemheb as a person?
    Logo image: Horemheb as a Scribe, statue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Read the Hymn to Thoth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.Episode details at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Music interludes by Luke Chaos, Hathor Systrum, and Keith Zizza.
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    • 28 min
    171: Law & Order (Special Ma'at Unit)

    171: Law & Order (Special Ma'at Unit)

    Horemheb's Great Decree. Sometime during his reign, King Horemheb proclaimed a new set of laws. Taking aim at corruption and abuses-of-power (allegedly happening throughout Egypt), the pharaoh went hard on corrective measures. Punishments could range from beatings to disfigurement, exile, and death. Horemheb was not messing around. But what was he really trying to achieve?
    Episode details, pictures and references at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com
    Intro music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.net
    Interludes and Outro music by Luke Chaos www.twitter.com/luke_chaos
    Logo: Horemheb and Amun. Photo by Richard Mortel via Flickr.com.
    Bibliography
    G. de la Bédoyere, Pharaohs of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of Tutankhamen’s Dynasty (2022).C. Eyre, The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt (2013).A. Gnirs, ‘Haremhab - ein Staatsreformator? Neue Betrachtungen zum Haremhab-Dekret’, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 16 (1989), 83–110.A. M. Gnirs, Militär und Gesellschaft: Ein Beitrag zur Sozialgeschichte des Neuen Reiches (1996).A. M. Gnirs, ‘Coping With the Army: The Military and the State in the New Kingdom’, in J. C. Moreno García (ed.), Ancient Egyptian Administration (2013), 639—717.R. Hari, Horemheb et la reine Moutnedjemet ou la fin d’une Dynastie (1965).W. Helck, Urkunden der 18. Dynastie: Ubersetzung zu den Heften 17–22 (1961).J.-M. Kruchten, Le décret d’Horemheb: traduction, commentaire épigraphique, philologique et institutionnel (1981).K. Pflüger, ‘The Edict of King Haremhab’, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 5 (1946), 260–76.YouTube: Guy de la Bédoyere, "Horemheb, the 'Enlightened Despot,'" https://youtu.be/-jCEo21_hK4 
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    • 51 min

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Ajay_sundar ,

Thank you Dominic

Hello Dominic, you have opened up Egyptian history to the masses, thank you .

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