The History of Egypt Podcast
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...
- 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.
Appeal: Dakhleh Oasis Project (feat. Seth)
Seth needs you! In Egypt's western desert, the Dakhleh Oasis Project has been doing wonderful work. Unfortunately, recent events have disrupted access and archaeological work. In this brief appeal, we explain why the project is worthwhile, and why it needs your help...Details:The Dakhleh Oasis Project website.Fundraiser (gogetfunding.com).Logo: Seth, in falcon-headed form, from a temple in Dakhleh (Image: Olaf Kaper and Colin Hope, in Rich and Great, 2016).
165: Praise Ra and Pass the Talatat
Horemheb vs Akhenaten. To build his magnificent pylons at Karnak, Horemheb dismantled other monuments. Within the masonry of these pylons, archaeologists found nearly fifty thousand blocks from temples of Akhenaten...Episode details:Date: c.1300 BCE.Intro music: Keith Zizza.Interlude music: Luke Chaos.Outro music: Bettina Joy de Guzman.Logo image: author unknown.
164b: Renovation Station
Horemheb at Karnak (Part 2). There are secrets beneath the sand of Karnak. Horemheb's architects significantly changed the temple's landscape. In some cases, they even relocated older buildings, dismantling and moving them piece-by-piece...Episode details:Date: c. 1329 BCE.Music by Keith Zizza.Music interludes by Luke Chaos.Logo image: The southern pylons, by Jean-Claude Golvin.