Episode 71: Thirty-Two and Thirty

The Sed-Festival of Thutmose III

In regnal year 30 (3 years before the Mitanni Campaign), Thutmose celebrates his first jubilee. The King must renew his powers and re-enact his coronation. For this he will need a new monument, a few gods, and a baseball bat…


Direct Download (Save As mp3)


J.G. Griffiths, “The Costume and Insignia of the King in the Sed-Festival,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 1955 (JSTOR).

E.P. Uphill, “A Joint Sed-Festival of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 1961 (JSTOR).

E.P. Uphill, “The Egyptian Sed-Festival Rites,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 1965 (JSTOR).

A. Spalinger, “A Remark on Renewal,” Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 1990 (JSTOR).

A. Spalinger, “The Festival Structure of Thutmose III’s Buto Stele,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 1996 (JSTOR).

Lana Troy, “Religion and Cult during the Time of Thutmose III,” in Thutmose III: A New Biography 2006.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s