Going Underground: Visiting Toronto’s Egyptianising Museum Station

Museum Station, located on the eastern part of Toronto’s Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, conceals Egyptianising treasures from the eyes of passers-by on the street above. Its design for most of its life was like any other Toronto subway station – bland colours and a band running along the top with the name of the station….

Top 10 Discoveries of 2017

With 2017 behind us, the Nile Scribes review and highlight our Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 made in Egypt. The old adage of “there is nothing left to discover” could not be any more untrue as you will see in our post today. Out of numerous new finds and methods, we pick our own…

Our Year in Review: the Best of Nile Scribes in 2017

It is hard to believe that our blog has been active for almost six months. We are now planning the future of Nile Scribes in 2018 and beyond. Our biggest change this year has been our move to our own dedicated web space at NileScribes.org and we hope to transform and expand our home on…

Celebrating the Seasons: the Ancient Egyptian Calendar

In the spirit of the holidays, the Nile Scribes have teamed up with The Dead Speak Online to bring you a double feature on the celebration of holidays, or festivals, in ancient Egypt and their place in the Egyptian calendar.

In the Field with the Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit Project

The Nile Scribes are pleased to introduce a new series in which we talk with archaeologists currently involved in fieldwork to share their sites and projects with our readers. For our inaugural post, we have asked archaeologist Amy M. Wilson to tell us about two little-known Delta sites where an Italian-Egyptian archaeological mission is currently working.

New Books in Egyptology – December 2017

Every month we scour the internet to update our readers on the very latest Egyptological publications. From accessible 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 six books scheduled to be released this month (December 2017). We wonder if any of these would make a good Christmas gift…. 

The Latest Discoveries in Egyptology (October-November 2017)

Every few months, the Nile Scribes bring you summaries of the latest news and discoveries in Egyptology, both from the field and the lab. In this issue, we draw your attention to two major finds associated with a late Old Kingdom queen, plus further discoveries in Alexandria in underwater archaeology.

Meet the BYU Egypt Excavation Project Director Dr. Kerry Muhlestein

Our “Meet an Egyptologist” series gives our readers the opportunity to learn more about the lives and work of Egyptologists from around the world, in their own words. In this edition, the Nile Scribes spoke with Dr. Kerry Muhlestein from BYU in Provo about his life and research.