The History of Egypt Podcast
153a: The Tomb of Tutanakhamun (Part 1)
Seek and Discover. In this episode, we begin the tale of the most famous tomb in history. KV62, a small monument, in the lower reaches of the Valley of the Kings. Overlooked for three thousand years, the tomb finally emerged thanks to a persistent excavator and a stroke of good fortune. However, the Tomb of Tutankhamun has built up its own mythology. In this episode, we begin to explore the tomb, and its discovery, including some lesser-known questions...Episode ChaptersChapter 1: A Long-Expected Pharaoh 04:15Chapter 2: The Stairway to the Past 27:36Chapter 3: The Door Goes West 46:51Chapter 4: Candles in the Dark 1:08:40Chapter 5: The Antechamber Unmasked 1:22:52Conclusion: 1:39:00Episode LinksHoward Carter and George Herbert (Lord Carnarvon), Five Years' Exploration at Thebes: A Record of Work Done 1907-1911 by The Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1912. Available at Project Gutenberg and Archive.org.Christina Riggs, "Waterboys and Wishful Thinking," https://photographing-tutankhamun.com/2020/06/20/the-water-boy-who-wasnt/For the full archive of Harry Burton’s photographs, showing the tomb of Tutankhamun in its original state, see the Griffith Institute website.Date: 1922 CE.Logo image: A statue of Tutankhamun, from the antechamber of his tomb. Photo by Skip Howard.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_ChaosAudio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.
152: An Unexpected Burial
Tutankhamun's Funeral. Following his death, the body of Tutankhamun underwent mummification. From studying his body, archaeologists can identify strange aspects of his preservation. We also know many details of his burial, thanks to paintings in the tomb, and curious items discovered nearby. From these sources, we can imagine King Tutankhamun’s funeral…Episode details:Date: c. 1334 BCE.King: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-Amun.Logo image: The north wall of Tutankhamun's burial chamber. FactumArte.Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/Music: Michael Levy http://www.ancientlyre.com/Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_ChaosAudio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.
Review: Tut (2015)
A three-part miniseries, produced by Spike TV. "Tut" tells a story of the young ruler, as he wields power, confronts enemies, and deals with love and loss. Having watched the show during lockdown, I give my thoughts, with a special focus on the characters vs their historical counterparts..."Tut" at IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3214310/
Interview: Tutankhamun's World (with Prof. Nozomu Kawai)
An interview with Nozomu Kawai, Professor of Egyptology at Kanazawa University, Japan. In this episode, we discuss the background of Tutankhamun's reign and family; and get to grips with some of the people who have appeared in the podcast (e.g. Maia, Sennedjem, and Userhat Hatiay). Prof. Kawai is an expert on this period, and his insights have been wonderful.Interviewee details:Prof. Nozomu Kawai on Academia.eduProfile at Kanazawa UniversityAn interview with the ARCE Podcast.
My home country (New Zealand) has unexpectedly gone into a full, multi-week lockdown. This means my work spaces and research facilities are currently inaccessible. So, I need to take a short break from the narrative. Not to worry, there is still a few "extra pieces" to share. Some interviews, and a couple special episodes as well. Thanks for your support, and for your patience <3LinksMy talk for the Egyptian Study Society https://youtu.be/njYy0LIZy28The 2015 mini-series "Tut," which I'll be reviewing https://youtu.be/7QFo3AZspQAJoin our Discord! https://discord.gg/kRe57GSk5t
151: The Death of Tutankhamun
A life cut short. By 1334 BCE, Tut'ankhamun had ruled Egypt for approx. 10 years. Sadly, this would be his last. At the age of nineteen or so, the young ruler died. How did it happen? There are a few major hypotheses (illness, accident, or murder). However, as technology and medical science develops, some ideas seem less likely than others. In this episode, I review the major studies and proposals, and present a hypothetical reconstruction of the King's final moments...Date: c. 1334 BCE.King: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-Amun.Logo image: Statue of Anubis, from the tomb of Tut'ankhamun, KV62 (Artstor).Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/Music: Michael Levy http://www.ancientlyre.com/.Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/.Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.Audio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.Facebook www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast.Twitter www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.
150: Teenage Hunting Fighting Pharaoh
King Tut'ankhamun was young, rich, and well-equipped for sport. His tomb contained an arsenal of goods, including chariots, bows, arrows, throwing sticks, and more. Also, artistic images convey the idea of the pharaoh as a triumphant hunter and warrior. In this episode, we explore evidence for Tut'ankhamun as a sportsman, pursuing game across the desert and through the marshes. From archaeology and art, the King's pastimes come through clearly...Episode details:Date: c.1334 BCE.King: Neb-khepeur-Ra Tut-'ankh-Amun.Logo image: G. M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, Tutankhamun’s Wardrobe (Rotterdam, 1999).Music: Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/.Music: Michael Levy http://www.ancientlyre.com/.Interludes: Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.Audio mixing and editing: Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.Website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com
149: The King's Men
Maya, Ay, Horemheb, and others. The men who served King Tut'ankhamun were unusually prominent and powerful. The Overseer of the Treasury (Maya), the Supreme General (Horemheb) and the highest courtier (Ay) may have divided power among themselves. Why were they so powerful? The youth of Tut'ankhamun, and developments in royal power since the reign of Akhenaten, may have weakened the authority or influence of the individual ruler. This was the next phase in an ongoing trend, as the power of the pharaohs evolved over time...Epilogue: We meet the King's servants, including his personal scribe (Iny); his personal driver (Per-aa-neheh); and the chief manager of the palaces (Ipy).Episode details:Date: c. 1334 BCE.King: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-Amun.Logo: Statue of Horemheb, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/.Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/.Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.Audio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast.Website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Facebook www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast.Twitter www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.The History of Egypt Podcast endorses RA EGYPTIAN, the clean, natural skincare line with products derived from ancient Egyptian sources. Use the checkout code EGYPT to enjoy 30% off your order.
148: The Life of Tutankhamun
The King's mummy, daily routine, and children. Thanks to the preservation of his burial, we know a lot about Tut'ankhamun's daily life and habits. Aspects of his routine, like his shaving kit, walking sticks, and even his children survive to this day. Some of these stories are curious, others carry echoes of tragedy and loss.Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast.This episode contains detailed descriptions of human remains and themes like stillbirth.Date: c.1334 BCEKing: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-AmunMusic by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/Sound Interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_ChaosAudio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.Website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.comFacebook www.facebook.com/egyptpodcastTwitter www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast