82: That Which Is In The Underworld

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Interlude: A Royal Journey Through the Underworld

Rulers of the 18th Dynasty decorated their tombs with lavish images of the underworld, which we know as the Duat. These scenes, and texts, reveal a complex story of Re's journey beneath the western horizon, through the nether, and ultimately into a cosmic re-birth. Along the way he crossed waters and deserts, faced demons and monsters, and even met with his own corpse...

Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

Images and Bibliography https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2017/08/27/episode-82-that-which-is-in-the-underworld/

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