The History of Egypt Podcast
153a: The Tomb of Tutankhamun (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...
- Chapter 1: A Long-Expected Pharaoh 04:15
- Chapter 2: The Stairway to the Past 27:36
- Chapter 3: The Door Goes West 46:51
- Chapter 4: Candles in the Dark 1:08:40
- Chapter 5: The Antechamber Unmasked 1:22:52
- Conclusion: 1:38:55
- Howard 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_Chaos
- Audio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.
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