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... 

Episode Chapters

  • 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

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153c: The Tomb of Tutankhamun (Part 3)

Coffins, Masks, and a Mummy. Within his Burial Chamber, Tutankhamun slept amid gold, glass, wood, and precious stone. His mummy is an extraordinary find, covered with ornaments, amulets, ceremonial clothing, and even weapons. From the famous image of his mummy mask, to a dagger made of "sky rock," the King's body reveals many tantalising stories...Episode Chapters:Eight: In the House of Tutankhamun 00:00:10Nine: The Face of the Pharaoh 00:31:15Epilogue: A Curious Dagger 01:02:35Episode LinksNicholas Reeves' discussions of the Mummy mask, and its possible ownership. Article 1, 2015, and Article 2, 2015.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: Tutankhamun and the Royal Ka before Osiris. FactumArte.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.Episode details:Date: c. 1922 CEKing: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-AmunLogo image:Music by Keith Zizza Michael Levy by Ancient Lyric interludes by Luke Chaos mixing/editing by Vincent CavanaghSee other shows from the Agora Podcast Network