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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Alexander the Great: Anatomy of a Legend

Episode 10 of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt doesn’t really talk about a pharaoh, because their time has passed. This episode is about Alexander the Great (about whom you can learn much, much more in Dr. Kenneth Harl’s Alexander the … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – the Nubians

As you might imagine, my favourite episode of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt has to do with the 25th dynasty. The Nubians, the Kushites, the Sudanese, call them what you will, the 25th dynasty is the focus of Nefertiti Overdrive. … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Rameses, the Decline and Fall?

This is very, very late, and I hope you’ll forgive me. However, I’m afraid that’s going to happen again. I’m heading off on an adventure on 10 Nov and won’t be back until Dec. I’m hoping to get a couple … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Rameses the Great

The Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt course embarks on an episode about a pharaoh known as “the Great,” which is only fitting. Wow, that’s a tortured opening. Meh, I’m going to leave it. This time we are looking at Rameses the … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Tutankhamen’s Murder Mystery

Here we are to chat about the second Tutankhamen lecture from Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. You were expecting this earlier, I know. As I mentioned over at SEP, between my job, my family commitments, and starting a Master’s program, … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Tutankhamen

Although this episode is titled Tutankhamen – The Lost Pharaoh, it really isn’t so much about Tutankhamen as it is about the finding of his tomb, and that’s totally okay with me. This is a fascinating dissertation on how Egypt … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Akhenaten

Welcome back to the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through, and this time we’re looking at someone as different in his own way as Hatshepsut when it came to being a pharaoh: Akhenaten, who Dr. Brier calls the heretic … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut Part II

So, we’re still talking about episode 3 in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series. Last post, I exclaimed my one real concern with the lecture – the dismissal of the possibility that Hatshepsut led the military – but this … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut

We’re on the third episode of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, and I’m actually worried that I’m not gushing enough about these. Total disclosure: the links to the Great Courses are part of an affiliate program and if you purchase … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Sneferu

For the second episode/lecture in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series from the Great Courses, Dr. Bob Brier takes us to c. 2600 BCE and the reign of Sneferu, the first pharaoh with a real pyramid as a tomb. … Continue reading

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