The History of Egypt Podcast
164: You Must Construct Additional Pylons
Horemheb at Karnak (Part 1). Before his ascent, Horemheb had managed building projects for Tutankhamun. Now, as pharaoh, Horemheb went all out. He invested in one of the largest building sprees Karnak would ever see. His monuments continue to define this temple...Episode details:Date: c.1329 BCE.Music: Horemheb theme by Luke Chaos.Music interludes by Luke Chaos and Keith Zizza.References and images available at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast.See photos of Horemheb’s Pylons (2, 9, and 10) at Wikimedia.
Interlude: Dark Times - A Karnak Story
Karnak had experienced a tumultuous time, in the three decades preceding Horemheb's reign... Dates: c.1362 - 1300 BCE. Music interludes: Keith Zizza, Ancient Lyric, and Hathor Systrum. Further information at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.
163: Nefertiti's Sister?
Queen Mutnodjmet is a curious case. For some scholars, she may be the lost sister of Nefertiti. This hypothesis has kicked around for over 100 years. Why can’t we resolve it?Episode details: Date: c.1330 BCE.Music: "Hymn to Hathor," by Bettina Joy de Guzman www.bettinajoydeguzman.comInterludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/luke_chaosFind pictures and reference materials at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.comSupport the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast
162: The Chosen One
Revisionist history in the age of pharaohs. King Horemheb (“Horus in Celebration”) came to power in unusual circumstances. To justify his rule, the new pharaoh set about “retelling” his origins. In a lengthy story, Horemheb cast himself as one chosen by the gods, and destined to rule…Episode details:Date: c. 1330 BCE.Intro Music & Interludes: Luke Chaos.Intro Music & Interludes: Keith Zizza.Outro Music: Bettina Joy de Guzman.Read "The Reign of Horemheb," PhD Thesis by K.M. Bryson at Johns Hopkins University.Logo image: Horemheb and Horus, in the King's tomb (KV57).Booklet: No booklet for this episode, as it describes text only.References:K. M. Bryson, ‘The Reign of Horemheb: History, Historiography, and the Dawn of the Ramesside Era’, Unpublished PhD. Thesis, Johns Hopkins University (2018). Online.A. Gardiner, ‘The Coronation of King Ḥaremḥab’, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 39 (1953), 13–31.W. J. Murnane, Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt (Atlanta, 1995).
161: Horus Takes the Crown
The Coronation of King Hor-em-heb. A few months after he took power, Egypt's new pharaoh Horemheb ("Horus in Celebration") celebrated his rule. It was a magnificent party...Episode details:Date: c.1330 BCE.Logo: Horemheb's royal names, from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. MMA.Music interludes by Luke Chaos twitter.com/luke_chaos.
160b: The Purge
Other victims, and some clarifications. In this brief episode, I describe another individual who suffered desecration. Following Ay's death, members of his family/network fell from grace. Did they oppose, or fight, the new King Horemheb?Episode details:Date c.1330 BCE.Images and references at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Music by Luke Chaos.
160: Succession Crisis(?)
Inheritance and vengeance. King Ay had his own plans for the succession. He promoted his relative, Nakht-Min, to great power and prominence. But when Ay died, Nakhtmin found himself at odds with Egypt's mighty general, Horemheb. What would happen, to the feuding leaders?Episode details:Date: c.1330 BCE (approximate).References at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Support the show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast.Music: Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.net. Music interludes: Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.
Mini: Amarna International (Part II)
Mediterranean, Aegean, Pirates. In the 14th Century BCE, records from Egypt hint at piracy and raiding across the sea. And artistic images even show Mycenaeans(?) at the pharaoh's court. All of this may reflect the history behind great stories like the Odyssey...Date: c.1400 - 1300 BCE. Music: Michael Levy, "Odysseus and the Sirens," www.ancientlyre.com. Audio editing by www.yourpodcastpal.com. See the "Mycenaean Papyrus" at the British Museum website. Mycenaean pottery from Amarna, at thePetrie MuseumUniversity College London.
Introducing: Casting Through Ancient Greece Podcast!
Check out Casting Through Ancient Greece, a chronological deep dive on the world of the Aegean. From the earliest ages, through epic tales and archaeological discovery, Casting Greece takes you on a wonderful journey. Enjoy this teaser trailer, from a recent episode. And learn more at https://castingthroughancientgreece.com/ and https://twitter.com/CastingGreece