Mini Episode: Inauguration Day

In a shameless tie-in with recent events, we take a look at how an Egyptian king was selected, and then crowned.  The process could be more complicated than you might expect…

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The persea tree, being inscribed with the names of the King.

Bibliography:

Lana Troy, “Religion and Cult During the Time of Thutmose III,” in Thutmose III: A New Biography, 2006 (Google Books).

Alan Gardiner, “The Coronation of King Haremhab” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1953.

Militza Matthiew, “A Note on the Coronation Rites in Ancient Egypt,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1930.