Excavating the Archive of the Harvard-Boston Expedition to Sudan

A month from now, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will welcome visitors to a temporary exhibition ‘Ancient Nubia Now‘ that will showcase over four hundred Nubian artifacts excavated between 1910-1930. This week, we are pleased to host Nicholas Brown as guest scribe to share his experiences ‘excavating’ the MFA archives this summer in…

Top 5 Guidebooks for Your Trip to Egypt

With the end of summer upon us, the Nile Scribes are getting closer to our first ever Scribes on the Nile tour leaving for Egypt on October 17 from Toronto! With our group of 15 participants, Thomas and Taylor will be travelling up and down the Nile from Cairo to Aswan and back, taking in the sights…

Egyptian Mummies in Kirk Hammett’s Horror Film Collection

In mid July, the It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection opened at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. Featuring original film posters from the 1920s to 1970s, the exhibition not only celebrates the creativity and popularity of many of the films on displays, but also takes a look at the collector,…

4 Nile Valley Exhibits in North America this Fall

This month many of us are preparing for another academic semester, as teachers or as students. This fall promises to be an exciting season as several compelling exhibitions will be on display in North American museums in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Quebec. The Nile Scribes are excited about these four upcoming exhibitions about the Nile Valley cultures…

Exploring Toronto’s Coptic Museum

The Coptic Faith emerged in Egypt over 2,000 years ago and the Coptic Orthodox Church still makes up a sizable minority of the Egyptian population today. Several Coptic churches now call the Greater Toronto Area their home, but in 1987 Toronto became the first city in all of North America to host a Coptic church:…

Karakhamun’s Ceiling Project (TT 223)

This summer, Taylor became the new project leader of the Karakhamun Ceiling Project in the South Asasif necropolis. An international team directed by Dr. Elena Pischikova is restoring and reconstructing three Late Period tombs to their original splendour, including the tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223) which completely collapsed in recent decades. The Nile Scribes are…

The Latest Discoveries in Egyptology (May-June 2019)

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. The beginning of summer has revealed a wide…

New Books in Egyptology (May-June 2019)

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 13 books scheduled for release this summer (May and June). Did you read our…

Meet Petrie Museum’s Anna Garnett

About Meet an Egyptologist This Nile Scribes series enables our readers to learn more about Egyptologists from around the world. From questions about their life and their career, we explore their research interests and perspectives on the field of Egyptology. We want to use this series to help strengthen the public’s awareness of the Egyptological community,…

A Mummy Portrait Returns to the Royal Ontario Museum

Excavations during the late nineteenth century in Egypt’s Fayum revealed a large number of mummy portraits dating to Roman times. The portraits display the faces of many inhabitants of Roman Egypt in a naturalised fashion and these quickly became popular around the world. Recently, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto reacquired a mummy portrait…