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 Riggs, "Waterboys and Wishful Thinking," 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 by Michael Levy by Ancient Lyric interludes by Luke Chaos mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.

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 by Ancient Lyric interludes by Luke Chaos mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.Support the Show at 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.