Cradles of Civilization 4: History of Egypt Part 2
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In this second lecture on ancient Egypt, Dr. Neiman covers the reigns of Hatshepsut through Haremhab.
Hatshepsut, a female, became one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs by refusing to schedule the coronation of the heir, Thutmose III.
Thutmose III succeeded Hatshepsut and put his energy towards war.
Egypt became a great economic and military power and wealth accumulated among a new class of Egyptian - the middle class. The growing power of this merchant class ignited revolutions in art and culture known as the Amarna Age.
Akhenaten led, then turned his back on the revolution.
Haremhab, the scribe, was the final pharaoh of the18th dynasty.
Dr. David Neiman (1921–2004) was professor of Jewish theology at Boston College and specialized in a broad range of fields, including archaeology, Biblical studies, Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations. He also organized Boston College’s Institute of Biblical Archeology and participated in nearly a dozen archaeological excavations in Israel. He was the author of Domestic Relations in Antiquity (Little Acorns Press, 1994) as well as a commentary and selected translation of the Book of Job (Massada, 1972). He also wrote several important articles for the Encyclopedia Judaica. His lectures on the Book of Genesis were delivered in 2000 at the University of Judaism in Bel Air, CA.
Total Running Time: 62 minutes