July 3, 2017

Fabulous, powerful, scandalous: what better way to describe Egypt's last ruling family? Although they weren't ethnically Egyptian, the Ptolemies immersed themselves in their adopted homeland's vibrant culture and traditions without hesitation, discarding their Macedoni...

June 23, 2017

It's very rare to find a high-budget historical film made about the life of an obscure female historical figure. It's even more rare if such a film is actually good. Thankfully, Alejandro Amenábar's Agora is both. Released in the U.S. in 2010, the movie tells the story...

June 22, 2017

Today I'd like to talk about a really important and culturally- significant ancient Egyptian city, which rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods: Alexandria. This is the first in a series of posts about Alexandria and some of its most famous inhabitan...

June 19, 2017

Before you can engage in any kind of in-depth exploration of ancient Egyptian history and culture, it's vital that you have an understanding of how Egyptologists divide and categorize Egypt's history. In my posts you'll probably see me throwing around terms like "New K...

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