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July 10, 2017

It’s The Egypt Geek’s first Museum Profile, and what better place to start than at my personal favorite institution…the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York! I recently had the privilege of visiting the Met, and one thing’s for certain: it really never gets old. I’ve...

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 30, 2017

Today, I'm going to discuss a truly fascinating aspect of ancient Egyptian culture, that few people know about. It's one of my absolute favorite facets of Egyptian mythology and religious practice during the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods: Greco-Egyptian cults.

After Alexa...

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 23, 2017

Hypatia of Alexandria is the perfect example of how dangerous being an eloquent, educated woman in the ancient world could be.

Born ca. 355-370 C.E., sadly little is known about Hypatia's life. She was the daughter of Theon, a renowned Alexandrian mathematician, who tau...

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...

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