Episode 35: From Father to Son

Senuseret I (Part II): the Teachings of Amenemhat In the wake of his father’s murder, King Sen-user-et I comes to power. First he must manage the transition to power, then he must build his own legacy. To strengthen his legitimacy, Senuseret commissions The Teachings of Amenemhat. Purporting to be written by the late king, the work promotes the new ruler’s view…

Episode 34: Night of the Long Knives

Senuseret I (Part I): The Tale of Sinuhe. Egypt is in disarray. King Amenemhat I has been murdered in his bed, slain by his own guards. Hearing the news, a royal soldier and attendant named Sinuhe panics – his livelihood has disappeared and his connection to royal society severed. Sinuhe flees to Byblos, in modern Lebanon. Venturing inland,…