The History of Egypt Podcast

by Dominic Perry
Discover ancient Egypt, in their own words. This podcast uses ancient texts and archaeology to uncover the lost world of the Nile Valley. A tale of pharaohs, pyramids, gods, and people. The show is written by a trained Egyptologist and uses detailed, up-to-date research. We dive deep into the ancient society, to uncover their fascinating tales. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

A Trilogy of Tales (Re-Release)

The Doomed Prince; The Tale of Two Brothers; and the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Ancient Egypt has given us many tales, both fantastical and historical. In this episode, I have compiled three famous stories. These come from the New Kingdom and the Greco-Roman eras, and they give us insights to the fantastical world of ancient Egyptian storytelling. References and more information:The Doomed Prince https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/the-doomed-prince/The Tale of Two Brothers https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/the-tale-of-two-brothers/The Sorcerer's Apprentice https://www.patreon.com/posts/mini-episode-30507057 Hosted on Acast. See...

Wayward Sons and Scribes (Re-Release)

Two letters that tell tales. A model letter from c.1250 BCE tells us of a wayward scribe, who fell off the path of ma’at and became lost in drunkeness, indolence and womanizing. Disappointed in his former pupil, a schoolmaster writes to the scribe, rebuking him for his lifestyle and failures. Then, around 1250 BCE an Egyptian father wrote a letter to his wayward son. The boy had joined a ship’s crew and was now abroad, but had not sent any …

Egyptian Dinosaurs (Re-Release)

Ancient, ancient, ancient Egypt. Prehistoric Egypt and north Africa were home to many species of flora and fauna. From the shores of the great Tethys Ocean, to inland swamps, great animals roamed and lived their lives. In this previously released content, we explore some of the prehistoric flora and fauna of Egypt and north Africa. Note: This episode was originally released in 2018 and may not be fully up-to-date with paleontological science. If you have any updates or comments, please …

The Divine Calendar of Ancient Egypt (Re-Release)

The Deified Dozen. The ancient Egyptian calendar had its origins in lunar traditions (following the moon), but later transitioned to a 365-day solar system. Over the course of twelve months, the Egyptians marked three major seasons and honoured many deities. Festivals to goddesses and gods brought pageantry and partying to the temples. People honoured the great deities, and they sought to unify the world of nature with that of the living, and sometimes even the dead... Music "Hymn to Hathor" …

Update: 2022 December / 2023 January

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173: A Forgotten Campaign

To Vile Carchemish. In Year 16, King Horemheb may have led a "campaign of victory" to the far north. An artefact identified in the 1970s, but lost for decades, testifies to these events... but what do they mean?Episode details:Date: c.1316 BCE.Music intro: Keith Zizza.Music interludes and outro: Luke Chaos.Logo: Horemheb smiting prisoners before Ptah. Metropolitan Museum of Art.References and images at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Interview: Tutankhamun Inc. with Prof. Christina Riggs

Face-to-face with the legends. Christina Riggs is a Professor (History of Visual Culture) at Durham University. In 2021, her book Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century took a broader view of the tomb and its discovery than most books on the subject. Her discussion helps us review and revisit older myths or assumptions, and encourage new perspectives on Egyptology's most famous discovery.Prof. Christina Riggs at Durham University.Christina Riggs at Academia.edu.Christina Riggs' website including her blog and the article "Waterboys and …

Interview: Finding Tutankhamun with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley

An enigmatic icon. Dr. Joyce Tyldesley returns for her second interview with The History of Egypt Podcast! We spoke about her recent book Tutankhamun: Pharaoh. Icon. Enigma. and the legacy of the discovery, including aspects of its excavation and significance. We also got into some random topics including Philomena Cunk, Scandinavian Noir shows, and Strictly Come Dancing. Enjoy!Dr. Joyce Tyldesley at The University of Manchester.Dr. Tyldesley's 2022 book Tutankhamun: Pharaoh. Icon. Enigma. at Headline Publishing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy …

Interview: The Tomb of Tutankhamun with Dr. Bob Brier

Tutankhamun, Mummies, and Murder, oh my! I sat down with Dr. Bob Brier to discuss the Tomb of Tutankhamun, and the legacy of this important discovery. We also chatted about Dr. Brier's work in Egyptology, including his experiment in mummifying a human for scientific research. Finally, we touched on some older works including his "Murder of Tutankhamun" hypothesis and the Great Pyramid's construction (including the "internal ramp" hypothesis of Jean-Pierre Houdin).My thanks to Dr. Brier for coming on the show, …

Anniversary: The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Hardcore Edition. In a special presentation, I compile my “Tomb of Tutankhamun” miniseries into a single mega episode. With updated information, and some new revelations, this 7-hour special is the full story, as best I can tell it.Reference materials:For the full archive of Harry Burton’s photographs, showing the tomb of Tutankhamun in its original state, at the Griffith Institute.See other images, including the treasures, at Wikimedia.The Tomb of Tutankhamun at The Theban Mapping Project.The life and reign of Tutankhamun at …