Tutankhamun's Court

With Nozomu Kawai

King Tutankhamun: Tutankhamun's Court: Episode 3

If you enjoy the ARCE Podcast, consider supporting its production by making a donation.

King Tutankhamun sitting on the lap of his Wet-nurse, Maia, from her tomb in Saqqara Photo Credit: Nozomu Kawai

In this episode: 

Professor Kawai discusses the political situation during the reign of King Tutankhamun and highlights the most important women and men in his court. He also details the vast building program of the King and what could be his motives behind it. 

About Nozomu Kawai: 

Professor Nozomu Kawai studied at Waseda and John Hopkins Universities, being awarded his Ph.D. on the reign of Tutankhamun in 2006. He has taught at Waseda University and has been a professor of Egyptology at Kanazawa University, Japan, since 2019. He was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo for the spring semester of 2015. He specializes in history, art, and archaeology of the New Kingdom Egypt, with a particular emphasis on the period from the late Eighteenth Dynasty to the Nineteenth Dynasty. He has been directing Japanese archaeological excavation at North Saqqara and is Currently working for the revision of his Ph.D. dissertation for publication. 

To read Professor Kawai's article on Ay versus Horemheb during and after Tutankhamun's reign, click here.

A scene form the tomb of the Wet-nurse, Maia, showing the retinue of King Tutankhamun Photo Credit: Nozomu Kawai

To read the full transcript of this podcast, click HERE.