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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.

The History of Egypt Podcast Dominic Perry

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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.

    121: Festival of Tribute

    121: Festival of Tribute

    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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    120: Reverend Mother

    120: Reverend Mother

    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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Mini Episode: An Intact Tomb

    Mini Episode: An Intact Tomb

    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... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Mini Episode: The Doomed Prince

    Mini Episode: The Doomed Prince

    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    Mini Episode: The Tale of Two Brothers

    Mini Episode: The Tale of Two Brothers

    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, For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 9 min
    119: Tut-ankh-Aten

    119: Tut-ankh-Aten

    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... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min

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