Amunhotep III (Part One): Birth, Youth and Ascent to Power. Amunhotep III, Neb-ma'at-Re, came to power in 1400 BCE. At the age of just 12, he had already spent years being groomed for power. Even his birth was the subject of elaborate myths. In this episode, we explore the divine conception and the upbringing of [...]

The Egyptian Religious Year (Part 12/12) The year ended on a down-note, for the Egyptians. Thanks to a string of "unlucky" days, the ancients experienced a time of uncertainty and disorder in their lives. Part of this was due to the fact that the end of the year was co-opted entirely by Sakhmet, Lady of [...]

Nebi and the Guardians of the Sinai In 1414 BCE, a man named Nebi led a convoy of soldiers and convicts out into desert wastes of the Sinai Peninsula. They went in search of copper; along the way, they revealed new stories from middle- and lower-class Egypt. We explore. Direct Download (Save As mp3) One [...]