Episode 68b: Deception at Joppa

Interlude: The General Djehuty and His Tricks.

1475 – 1450 BCE. Sometime in the reign of Thutmose III, a siege took place at Joppa (Tel Aviv, Israel). The Egyptians, never quite mastering siege-craft, were starving their enemy out, when an unusual opportunity presented itself. Thinking quickly, the wily Djehuty made a cunning plan…

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The “face” of Djehuty, from his tomb at Saqqara.

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A gold bowl (possibly fake) with the name and titles of Djehuty

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A gold bracelet (genuine) of Djehuty, now in Leiden

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The “Ashburnam Ring,” actually belonging to Djehuty, now in the British Museum

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Israel in Roman times: Joppa is at far left, in Judea Province

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An alabaster jar belonging to Djehuty, from his tomb at Saqqara (Louvre)

 

Bibliography:

Anthony Spalinger, War in Ancient Egypt, 2005

William K. Simpson, The Literature of Ancient Egypt, 2003

Colleen Manassa, Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt, 2013

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula McKay says:

    Hello Dominic,
    I have been listening to your podcast for the last few months. I recently took a trip to Israel, visited many sites including Jaffa. It was thrilling to listen to this episode about the area when I had just been walking around the old city a week before! Thanks so much.
    P McKay, Oregon

    1. DominicPerry says:

      Hi Paula,

      Glad to hear! I hope the city treated you well 🙂

      Dominic

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