Mail Order Bride (Episode 106)

Amunhotep III (Part 13): Foreign Wives and Tiye Supreme. Amunhotep III was fortunate to live in the most peaceful and prosperous time of Egypt’s imperial history. From 1370 down to 1360, Egypt enjoyed a privileged position in the world: its gold was beyond measure, its influence reached all nations, and foreign kings begged pharaoh for…

Episode 4: The Sacred Ones

The Life and Immortality of Netjerykhet Djoser Around 2680 BCE, King Netjerykhet Djoser came to the throne, and Egypt would change forever. Over the next thirty years, an enormous monument would rise near the capital city. Six layers, thousands of tons of stone, and a vast mortuary complex make the Step Pyramid the oldest pyramid in the…

Episode 2: Horus Takes Flight

The Nascent Kingdom. The Kingdom of Egypt has been established: now we can explore its first historical phase. The First Dynasty rulers (Aha, Djer, Wadjet, Merneith, Den and more) were accomplished rulers. They left impressive remains… Time period: circa 3000-2900 BCE Kings: Aha, Djer, Wadjet, Mer-Neith, Den. Notable sites: Abdju (Abydos), Nekhen (Hierakonpolis), Saqqara (necropolis of…