The House of Rejoicing (Episode 103)

Amunhotep III (Part 11): The Royal Palace. By 1370 BCE, King Amunhotep III was living in a sumptuous palace at Thebes. Built for the first sed-festival, the “House of Rejoicing” aka Malqata was a magnificent structure with many beautiful elements. Today, we start to explore how a pharaoh lived and the lifestyle they enjoyed… Direct Download…

Raising the Children High (Episode 100b)

Interlude: A Princess Becomes Queen, a Prince Becomes Heir. In 1370 BCE, the same year as the Sed-Festival, pharaoh Amunhotep III made two interesting decisions. He made his eldest daughter his wife, and named his eldest (surviving) son as heir to the throne. In a short side-episode, we explore these events and their significance… Direct…

Episode 13: The Hairdressers Cometh

  Niuserre and the Up-and-Comers. The new ruler Niuserre, son of Neferirkare, has taken the crown after the passing of his uncle Raneferef. And the times they are a-changing, with an interesting new class of non-blooded officials rising to the highest levels of administration. By dint of their close friendship and service to the king two manicurists, Ny-ankh-Khnum…