Just across from the Royal Ontario Museum, now on a busy, downtown street corner, sits a Neoclassical building from the early twentieth century. The building, constructed during 1908-1912, was built as an addition to the University of Toronto (UofT) campus. Appropriately, the UofT Department of Classics and Centre for Medieval Studies call this building their home. Yet, inside, visitors can gaze upon a set of beautifully ornate and intricate stained glass windows in Egyptomanian themes.
Playing board games is a popular pastime and a great way for people to reconnect with their friends, whether you’re at home or in the field! The Nile Scribes are avid board game players and we want to share some games relating to ancient Egypt with our readers. Our first game review is for Archaeology: the New Expedition, released in 2016, a game that takes the player back into the early days of Egyptology. This game is an updated version of the original Archaeology: The Card Game from 2007.
On the eastern side of Toronto’s downtown is located the Anglican St. James Cemetery, a historic location in use since 1844. The cemetery, nestled on the side of a tree-protected ravine, is enveloped by a serene and tranquil aura and its residents lie in peace away from the bustling racket of the city. Near its entrance is also located the chapel of St. James-The-Less, which is over 150 years old and was designed by then-notable Toronto resident F.W. Cumberland.