Mini Episode: Tales of Wonder

In a short break from the narrative, we explore three tales set in the reigns of Sneferu and Khufu (4th Dynasty, c.2480 BCE). Direct Download (Save As mp3) Music: Michael Levy, ancientlyre.com Bibliography Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 1994 (Amazon). Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 2008 (Amazon). John Romer, A History of Egypt: from…

Episode 6: The Ram-God Protects Him

Khufu and the Great Pyramid By 2590 BCE, the Fourth Dynasty is in full swing. Sneferu’s son, Khnum-Khufu now comes to power; like his father, he decides to surpass his predecessor as best as possible. Khufu reigns approx. 24 years, and in that time Egypt’s most famous monument takes shape… We delve into the planning,…

Episode 05: He Who Makes Beautiful Things

The Great King Sneferu By 2610 BCE a new ruler controlled the thrones of Egypt. Neb-maat Sneferu, first ruler of the Fourth Dynasty, was an ambitious and successful monarch. In his reign, Egyptian workers would raise not one but three might pyramids. The development of these monuments was not an easy path and many mistakes were…