Game Review: Assassin’s Creed – The Curse of the Pharaohs

In the spring, the Nile Scribes invited guest blogger Emily Hotton to tell us how Egypt is represented in the latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise: Origins. The game developers recently added a new expansion called “The Curse of the Pharaohs” featuring the afterlife worlds of four Egyptian royals. This week, we are pleased to welcome Emily…

Egypt in Space: A Brief History of ‘Pyramids of Mars’

This week, in further recognition of Egyptomania in science fiction to celebrate the start of Doctor Who’s Season Thirteen, the Nile Scribes welcome the expertise of Egyptologist and cultural historian, John J. Johnston as our guest blogger. As an expert in all things ancient Egypt and Doctor Who, we invited John to tell our readers more…

Visiting the Museo Egizio in Turin

This week, our guest blogger Katherine Piper is back from Italy to tell us her thoughts on the Museo Egizio in Turin. The largest Egyptian heritage museum outside of Egypt, the Museo Egizio’s history stretches back to the earliest days of Egyptology. In addition to the famous so-called Turin King-List, the museum is well-known for…

Abu el-Haggag Festival: The Modern-Day Opet

Occasionally amid the bustle of our modern lives, we are given rare glimpses into the past through cultural remnants that are manifested in new forms millennia later. In this guest blog, Stephen Ficalora speaks to the Nile Scribes about his time in Luxor a few years ago, where he was able to witness the well-known…

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed, Origins (Part 2)

We published the first part of a review of Assassin’s Creed: Origins in our last week’s blog, and the Nile Scribes have reinvited Emily Hotton to tell us about one of the more unique elements of the game, the Discovery Tour, which was unveiled by Ubisoft only a few months ago.

Stone Shabtis of Senkamenisken and Sudanese Society

The Nile Scribes are pleased to host another guest blog for a mid-week special written by Dr. Peter Lacovara, who contributes a brief response to recently proposed ideas on the shabti production of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty kings, including some on display in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed, Origins (Part 1)

When Ubisoft announced that the sequel in their Assassin’s Creed series would be based in ancient Egypt, Egyptophiles around the world heard the news with much delight, including the Nile Scribes. Assassin’s Creed: Origins was released in October 2017, and our colleague, Emily Hotton, has written a review of the game for our blog. In…

Scribal Spotlight: Tattooing in Ancient Nubia

Earlier this month, the British Museum revealed a new discovery on their blog of previously unknown tattoos on two Egyptian mummies in their collection. Following this exciting find, the Nile Scribes have asked Erin Ingram to tell our readers more about tattooing in the ancient world for our next ‘Scribal Spotlight.’

Lecture: “Maces and Daggers from the ROM’s Egyptian Collection”

The Nile Scribes are pleased to host another guest blogger on our site to give us a summary of her research on Egyptian weapons at the Royal Ontario Museum. Carla Mesa Guzzo presented some of her findings at a talk in January of this year for the Toronto Chapter of the SSEA.

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.