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…

Common Misconceptions about Ancient Egypt

Among the myriad ways that Egypt has touched our imaginations, many misconceptions have spawned from how Egypt is creatively represented in films, books, and other media. From booby trapped tombs to hieroglyphs as the ancient precursor of emojis, misconceptions of Egyptian ideas and concepts continue to thrive in popular culture. This week, the Nile Scribes address…

Game Review: Egypt and Nubia in Civilization VI

Egypt is a popular choice as a location for gaming franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and Sid Meier’s Civilization. Players could choose to play as the ancient Egyptians since the first Civilization game was released in 1991. Now, the latest addition to the Civilization series includes ancient Nubia as a playable culture for the…

New Books in Egyptology (January-February 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 nine books scheduled for release to start 2019 (January to February).

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…. 

Scribal Spotlight: A Void in the Great Pyramid?

As part of our new series “Scribal Spotlight,” we take news items in the field and explore their wider relevance to our readers. This week’s spotlight shines on the recent announcement of the discovery of “a big void” in the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Hallowe’en Film Recommendation: ‘The Pyramid’

We have a film recommendation for you Egyptophiles celebrating Hallowe’en: if you’re looking for a creepy and spooktacular Egypt-themed film to watch this weekend, let us introduce you to “The Pyramid.”

Scribal Spotlight: Egypt’s Great Pyramid (Documentary)

In this new series ‘Scribal Spotlight’, the Nile Scribes will take a closer look at an important news item in Egyptology and present its wider relevance to our readers. Our first post takes a look at the documentary “Egypt’s Great Pyramid: the New Evidence”.