Senuseret I (Part IV): the Gold of Nubia Gold! The driver of empires and warfare since time immemorial. For the Egyptians, gold is a valuable decorative resource, used to embellish temples, statues and crowns. For Kheper-ka-Re Senuseret I, this is a much needed commodity if he is to successfully complete his many building projects (Episode 36). Senuseret's [...]

Senuseret I (Part 3): Monuments of Karnak The reign of Senuseret I is especially notable for the swathe of construction projects initiated at the king's command. For the first time since the Old Kingdom, monuments are being erected up and down the Nile Valley. Most noteworthy are the contributions at Thebes (Karnak), where the legendary temple finds its [...]