Dear Friends: For those of you who like my crackling political commentary, I decided to go back to my original blogging roots and cover hot topics in Egyptology for the next Canto Talk show. So, I hope that you will join Silvio Canto Jr. and myself this Wednesday, Feb. 17th to discuss the a wonderful new podcast program on the subject (click here at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or after for the archived show.)
I will be introducing the Canto Talk audience to Dr. Eric Wells, host of Eric’s Guide to Ancient Egypt.
As Valentine’s Day was just a couple of days ago, we will be reviewing love and romance in ancient Egypt. I suspect many of you will be surprised by how seriously the Egyptian’s took their passion.
Eric has a real gift of making ancient history appealing for everyone — from humble amateurs such as myself to those who have an in-depth knowledge of Egyptology. He has an incredible voice for radio, and his podcasts are simply among the best history programming available in new media today. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share is excellent work with a larger audience.
I am hoping we might be able to cover a few other topics, too. During the first show I listened to, Eric’s guest Kara Cooney covered the relationship between the iconic beauty Nefertiti and her husband, religious heretic and pharaoh, Akhenaten.
And while I agree with most of their assessments about Akhenaten, I would disagree as to their choice about his modern counterpart — which Cooney said was Donald Trump. I would assert that between the monumental building, big ego, and the numerous wives and kids, Ramses the Great would be a better match.
No matter your political inclination, Egypt is a fascinating land with intriguing discoveries still to be made. I hope to chat with Eric about the status of the work related to potential chambers in King Tutankhamen’s tomb and the Great Pyramid. I also plan to review his own interesting work in the field.
It should be a great show!