Episode 71: Thirty-Two and Thirty

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…


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