Hi everyone. I want to run a tour to Egypt, and I want *you* to join. Are you interested? Check out this short announcement to learn more. Date: 30th December 2018 - 17th January 2019. Announcement (Save As mp3) Cost: $6000 USD (single supplement $500 USD may apply) Itinerary (Google Doc) at Google Drive The [...]

Interlude: Everything Bigger Than Everything Else. For 2000+ years, the Colossi of Memnon have dazzled visitors to Thebes. Greeks, Romans and modern tourists are enthralled by their size and spectacle. What are the statues doing there? In this episode, we explore the lost Mortuary Temple of Amunhotep III, in particular the immense statues which are [...]

Amunhotep III (Part 6): City of a Hundred Pylons. In 1397 BCE, King Amunhotep III began a massive series of building projects in Thebes. At Karnak, Luxor Temple, and the new "Maru" viewing-place, the King inaugurated sanctuaries and gardens for the god Amun. We explore these monuments, and how they created a reputation that still [...]