Episode 26: The Fire Rises

First Intermediate Period (Part III): Khety vs. Intef.

After years of intermittent conflict, and attempts at conquest, the time has come for a final showdown between Egypt's two royal factions.

The House of Intef (at Thebes) are pushing northward; in the North, the House of Khety stands firm. 

Local rulers at Asyut fight for the North, battering their opponents violently.



Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 1988, pp.102-36.

Kathryn A. Bard, Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, 1999.

Marcel Zitman, The Necropolis of Assiut, 2010.


Extra music

Taken (for educational purposes) from Vangelis' work for Alexander, this small piece can be found at 21:10 in the podcast. Buy the soundtrack on Amazon, here: Vangelis - Alexander OST [Amazon]