Egyptologist Chris Naunton and Historian Kate Sheppard take you on a historical journey up and down the Nile, through Egypt and through time. As we cruise through Egypt, from Alexandria to Luxor, you will hear about how people used to live in and travel through Egypt over the last 4000 years. Join us!
Continuing a conversation that has been ebbing and flowing in Egyptology for years, Chris and Kate talk about the European perspective on Egyptology, the history of Egyptology, and how (if) we can work to decolonize the discipline. We don't have all the answers, but we know we need to talk about it.
Chris posted this, and we go from there: https://chrisnaunton.com/2020/07/23/decolonising-egyptology-the-dirty-little-secret/
Decolonization Mini-Episode: Engaging the Public in Egyptology
Chris and Kate talk about their upcoming virtual tour of ancient Egypt--through Assassin's Creed: Origins. They will join Gemma Renshaw (Southampton) and take another virtual tour through ancient Egypt, c. 48 BC. This time it is a visual and audio tour of Alexandria and the Giza plateau. Come join us, Sept 15 at 8:30am (US-CST)/2:30pm (London). Help us set the itinerary by commenting on Twitter (@NileCruisePod) or on Facebook.
Join Chris and Kate as we wander in the rich Theban necropolis. This is a longer episode, but can be split into two. We start talking about the Valley of the Kings at 1:03. It was hard to stop talking about all of the amazing sites, people, and history in this place. To quote Chris, "If it sounds like we're leaving before we want to, we're only having the same experience everybody else has."
Luxor West Mini-Episode
In this longer mini-episode, Chris and Kate talk about how to cross the Nile, Kate's visit to a prison in Luxor, Dig Houses, War, and getting around the West Bank on foot.
Chris and Kate talk about coming into Luxor from the river. There were and are sites on the East side of the Nile that travelers could see relatively easily. They stayed in hotels and met with friends and colleagues. Come join us!
4. Luxor East Mini-episode
Chris and Kate talk about the various names for Luxor and Thebes and what they mean; Maggie Benson and Janet Gourlay; staying at the Winter Palace, and more!