The Religious Year (2/12). In the month of Pa-Opet ("Phaophi") the Egyptians continued their long re-enactment of the myth of Osiris. They also celebrated a huge festival in honour of the Pharaoh. And they mummifed a bunch of rams, for some reason... Direct Download (Save As mp3) The processional way from Karnak (top, off-screen) to [...]

Thutmose III (Part 6): Personal Correspondence in Thebes. 148 - 1460 BCE. Letters are a rare and exciting find in Egyptian archaeology. Imagine our good fortune to possess an entire corpus from one individual: Ahmose, "Peniaty's man," a middle-class Egyptian living and working in the Egypt of Thutmose III.... Direct Download (Save As mp3) The letter of Ptahu [...]

February 2017. There have been some exciting discoveries in the recent archaeological season! We find out what they were. Direct Download (Save As mp3) Children's footprints in mortar, Qantir (Ahram.org) Entrance to the tomb of Khonsu, discovered at Luxor (Luxor Times) The legs that may belong to Queen Nefertari (LiveScience) Sources: Ahram.org - 'Monumental' Building [...]

Thutmose III (Part 5): The Sed-Festivals 1465 BCE. In regnal year 30, Thutmose celebrated his first jubilee. The King needed to renew his powers and re-enact his coronation. For this he would need a new monument, a few gods, and a baseball bat... Direct Download (Save As mp3) Bibliography J.G. Griffiths, "The Costume and Insignia [...]