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.


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


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


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


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


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



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 🙂


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