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Amunhotep III (Part 10): The Sed Festival, As Told by Kheruef Who Witnessed It.
In regnal year 30, Amunhotep III celebrated the first of his sed-festivals. This was a spectacular event, with a number of rituals and performances celebrating the King's reign, and renewing his authority on earth. Some of these rites were truly arcane, hearkening back to the very earliest days of the Egyptian kingdom.
In this special episode, we explore the festival from beginning to end as it is recorded in the tomb of Kheruef, a royal official who witnessed the celebration...
Episode divided into four chapters:
Chapter One at 03:28
Chapter Two at 20:44
Chapter Three at 33:20
Chapter Four at 52:20
Epilogue at 1:06:14
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