From the Vault: Tears of Re

From the Tomb of Pasaba in ancient Luxor (modern-day Thebes), we see frescoes depicting beekeeping during the Late Period, Dynasty XXVI. DEA / G. LOVERA/De Agostini/Getty Images

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, enter a kingdom within a kingdom: the remarkable honey-and-wax monarchy within a beehive and the organizational complexity of ancient Egypt. Join Robert and Joe as they discuss the importance of apiculture in ancient Egypt and chat with "The Tears of Re" author entomologist Gene Kritsky. (Previously published Mar 17, 2016)

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Outside Content:

Gene Kritsky's Home Page

'The Quest for the Perfect Hive' by Gene Kritsky

'The Tears of Re" by Gene Kritsky

Topics in this Podcast: From the Vault, Egypt, bees, biology, history