Egyptian Mummies and Their Stories in Museums

Many museums around the world that house a collection of Egyptian antiquities may also be home to Egyptian mummies. Inspired by Dr. Angela Stienne’s work, the Nile Scribes are interested in the importance of mummies in museum collections and the attitudes that modern audiences have towards them. We are grateful to have spoken with Dr. Stienne,…

Visiting the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen

This week, our guest blogger Katherine Piper is back from Copenhagen to share her thoughts on the Egyptian galleries at the Glyptoteket. The Glyptoteket boasts a stunning collection of Egyptian and Nubian objects, many of which were acquired through the sponsorship of such notable archaeologists as W.M. Flinders Petrie, John Garstang, and Francis Llewellyn Griffith.

5 Must-See Graeco-Roman Temples in Egypt

Many visitors to Egypt make their way down to Luxor to take a look at the largest temple in Egypt: Karnak. In this travel blog, the Nile Scribes travel up the Nile to visit five temples in Upper Egypt built during Ptolemaic and Roman times that should not be missed.

‘Mummy-Speak’ in Nineteenth Century Fiction

For Halloween last year, the Nile Scribes attended a talk given in Toronto on the mummy in nineteenth century fiction. We are pleased to have the presenter, Dr. Steven Shubert, share his expertise on the subject in a guest blog that takes a closer look at the history and enduring popularity of the mummy genre.

Top 10 Discoveries of 2018

With 2018 come and gone, the Nile Scribes review the best archaeological discoveries of 2018 made in Egypt. Last year presented a wide variety of unusual finds, from tattoos to scarabs, which you will see in our post today. Out of dozens of new artefacts and methods, we picked our own Top Ten Discoveries to…

Our Year in Review: the Best of Nile Scribes in 2018

It is hard to believe that our blog has been active for over a year! We are planning the future of Nile Scribes in 2019 and beyond, but as we ring in the New Year in Toronto, we want to share some of our highlights in “Our Year in Review”. Thank you for helping us…

The Latest Discoveries in Egyptology (November-December 2018)

Every two months, the Nile Scribes bring you summaries of the latest news and discoveries in Egyptology, both from the field and the library. We introduce you to the newest archaeological finds or rediscovered artefacts from museum collections, plus other new theories stirring in the Egyptological Zeitgeist. This winter has seen a wealth of new discoveries…

12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Egyptophiles

With the holiday season upon us, the Nile Scribes are busy shopping for their loved ones! This week we are sharing some inspiration for those of you who, like us, are looking for Egypt-themed gifts. We chose a range of ideas we loved, from board games to unique jewellery. Perhaps you will find the perfect…

New Books in Egyptology – November-December 2018

Every two months the Nile Scribes update our readers on the most recent Egyptological publications. From popular reads to peer-reviewed scholarship, we hope to illustrate the wide variety of topics discussed in Egyptology, and perhaps introduce you to your next read! Below are nine books scheduled for release this autumn season (November and December 2018). Naga…

Meet Cleo – the AI Egyptology Research Platform

Digital technology continues to make a foray into the world of Egyptology with scholars becoming more and more willing to adopt new technologies in the classroom. The Nile Scribes previously explored some great digital tools for use in the classroom. Since then we discovered a new platform launched this year that helps with researching the vast…