In a short break from our historical narrative, we visit two types of Egyptian festivals: the raucous celebrations in honour of Hathor, the sombre re-enactment of the Passion of Osiris.
Ranging from beer halls to temples to necropoleis, the episode explores the means and tools at the hands of Egyptian revellers. Their hedonistic practices get a look in, particularly in the realms of humour and sexuality.
Hathor, with Menkaure of the Fourth Dynasty (Wikipedia).
The Stela of Ikher-Nefret (Wikipedia).
The cemetery field west of Abydos, in which the Passion of Osiris would be performed (Wikipedia).
The History of Egypt, as they described it, from the Dawn of Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire. A tale of love, legend, culture, exploration and war, told through the eyes of the ancients and their stories.