Episode R10 – The Bull and the Aten

“I am a faithful servant of the king, and I have not rebelled and I have not sinned, and I do not withhold my tribute, and I do not refuse the requests of my commissioner.  Now they wickedly slander me, but let the king, my lord, not impute rebellion to me!…If the king should write to me, ‘Plunge a bronze dagger into thy heart and die!,’ how could I refuse to carry out the command of the king?”  – Labayu (Caananite warlord) writing to Amenhotep III 

Discoveries at Tell El Amarna and the Valley of the Kings showed the wealth and influence of the Egyptian New Kingdom, while archives uncovered in central Anatolia shed light on Hittite civilization.  Excavations and Knossos confirmed Mycenaean Greek dominance and revealed the majesty of Minoan Crete.

6 thoughts on “Episode R10 – The Bull and the Aten

  1. "Livia did it!"…ahahahahaha. Thanks for that. Really enjoyed the new series, and looking forward with bated breath to the mysterious upcoming "long haul"! – Matt

  2. I figured THoR fans would like that one 😉 Glad you enjoyed the series. I'm currently working on the first episode of the upcoming series. It'll still be awhile before I start posting, but everything is still coming together well. Take care!

  3. You are completely correct – not sure why I didn't catch that! I knew his name meant "effective for the Aten," and I knew his city was "horizon of the Aten," but I missed the N/T change! Thanks

  4. Just catching up — I laughed out loud at the Livia line, during my workout at the gym! Now I'm looking forward to the intriguing Bloodline series.

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