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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.

    133: The Heretic King

    133: The Heretic King

    Erasing a God. Sometime in his reign, Akhenaten initiated a project that has made him infamous. The King’s agents, sculptors and masons travelled throughout the country, visiting major temples and shrines. Their job? Hack away the name and figure of Amun, King of the Gods, wherever they found it. This project is the most controversial of Akhenaten’s reign.Today, we dig into what happened, and why the King did it... Chapter 2 begins at 24:30, Date c.1347 BCE www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Music by Ancient Lyric bettinajoydeguzman.com, The History of Egypt Podcast is a member of the Agora Podcast Network www.agorapodcastnetwork.com
     
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    Interview: Prof. Kara Cooney (Full Version)

    Interview: Prof. Kara Cooney (Full Version)

    Full version of the interview with Prof. Kara Cooney, for those who want it. Time codes for discussion... Intro 03:25... Funerary Culture 11:11... Craftworking 25:56... Hatshepsut's Legacy 38:19... Royal Authority 56:09... Hatshepsut's Mummy 1:07:24... Egyptological Science, Media, and Prof. Cooney's career 1:15:38. Learn more about Prof. Kara Cooney and read her published material at http://karacooney.squarespace.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist/ Visit The History of Egypt Podcast website https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/, Intro music and interludes by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Outro music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com
     
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    Interview: Egyptology, Science, and Media with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Interview: Egyptology, Science, and Media with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Interview with Kara Cooney, Part 3: The Science of Egyptology, Research in the Public Arena, and future works. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In this interview, we discuss her work for TV documentaries and popular publishing. We also dive into the science of Egyptology, how it gets reported in media, and recent developments. Finally, we discuss Kara's current and future projects, and what we can look forward to on the horizon... Kara Cooney's website http://karacooney.squarespace.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist/ The History of Egypt Podcast website https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/. Intro music and interludes by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Outro music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com.
     
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    Interview: Hatshepsut, Power, and the Mafia with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Interview: Hatshepsut, Power, and the Mafia with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Interview with Kara Cooney, Part 2: The Impact of Hatshepsut's Reign on the Royal House of Dynasty 18. Kara (Kathlyn) Cooney is professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In this interview, we discuss her book The Woman Who Would be King, and her research into the reign and legacy of King Hatshepsut. Episode image: a statue of Hatshepsut, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Kara Cooney's website http://karacooney.squarespace.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist/ The History of Egypt Podcast website https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/. Intro music and interludes by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Outro music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com.
     
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    Interview: The Cost of Death with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Interview: The Cost of Death with Prof. Kara Cooney

    Kara Cooney, Part 1: Funerary Culture and Royal Power. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In this interview, we discuss her research in funerary culture and the cost of burial for non-royal Egyptians during the New Kingdom. Episode logo image: the coffin of Sennedjem, showing (top) high-quality carved glyphs and (bottom) rough, "inexpert/apprentice" glyphs. Kara Cooney's website http://karacooney.squarespace.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist/ History of Egypt Podcast website https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/. Intro music and interludes by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com, Outro music by Ancient Lyric www.bettinajoydeguzman.com.
     
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    Interview: Uncovering Amarna, with Dr. Chris Naunton

    Interview: Uncovering Amarna, with Dr. Chris Naunton

    Interview episode. Chris Naunton is the former head of the Egypt Exploration Society and the elected President International Association of Egyptologists (2016-2019). With decades of experience, he is an enthusiastic and engaging scholar, with a particular talent for outreach and communication. Dr. Naunton sat down to discuss the city of Amarna, its exploration, and the evidence that helps us connect with its ancient, famous people. Dr. Naunton's website and books https://chrisnaunton.com. Youtube seminars: "The People of Amarna" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A6f5yk1QdM,"A History of the Egypt Exploration Society" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AgqomUA-BQ, and The Lost Tombs of Egypt" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-ogtWxeV9A. Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com Follow the podcast at https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/all-episodes/
     
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19 Ratings

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Loving it so far!!!!

I have been getting interested in Egyptian history and mythology lately and this podcast is great!! I’m enjoying it a lot. Thank you so much!! Im also from New Zealand too so that’s pretty neat.
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An amazing ride through history

Dominic Perry’s presentation of Ancient Egyptians History paints the it in front of the listener’s eyes.

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The Egyptian History Podcast

This is one of my all-time favourite podcasts. Well-written, informative and clever, it's a joy to listen to. I frequently go back and re-listen to earlier episodes because there's so much information in them and it's so well-presented.

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