S7E3.5 - Overheard on Greeking Out - The Hole Where King Tut’s Heart Used to Be
This is a kid-friendly episode of Overheard at Nat Geo! We encounter descriptions of mummification, a game show, lots of Black Goo, the aftermath of the Amarna period, and a missing heart!
We dig into why ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s heart is missing from his tomb and what archaeologists have learned a century since the discovery of the young pharaoh’s tomb.
One hundred years since the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, archaeologists are still puzzling over the mystery of why his heart is missing. In ancient Egyptian religion, the heart is thought to be the seat of intelligence and key to the afterlife–when a person dies, it’s weighed against a feather to determine where the soul goes. We’ll head into National Geographic Museum’s King Tut exhibit with archaeologist-in-residence Fred Hiebert to hear his take on what happened to Egypt’s boy king and hear from mummy expert Salima Ikram about how recent excavations of the tomb are helping scientists get closer to the answer.
Oct 19th - Flip and Mozi’s Guide to How to Be an Earthling: https://wondery.com/shows/how-to-be-an-earthling/episode/9842-camel-102022/
Oct 19th - The Ten News: https://pod.link/1514325670/episode/f04fc6122254e7ddee9e3e9838ddeb8c
Oct 20th - The Big Fib: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pharaohs/id1348469682?i=1000582474720
Oct 21st - How We Explore: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/archaeologist-nora-shawki/id1625920072?i=1000583474914
Oct 25th - Mystery Recipe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4excJii06V9DTpigtjqaIG?si=5d78a444af44420b
Oct 28th - Tumble: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JXXcdLIpRLaoHsPBM4dYE?si=26JbWBfdSsCWJ2LEOPNNeQ
Oct 31st - Girl Tales: https://girltalespodcast.com/
Nov 2nd - Forever Ago: https://www.brainson.org/collection/forever-ago-podcast