The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

HBO’s Rome: Historical Inaccuracies

| June 6, 2010

HBO’s Rome is a TV series based on the historical accounts of the Roman Empire. Bruno Heller, John Milius, and William J. MacDonald are the creators of this British Italian historical show set against the backdrop of 1st century B.C Rome. This TV series primarily focuses on the scenario of transformation of ancient Rome from a Republic to an Empire.

Roman-Era Mummy Uncovered in Egypt Oasis

| June 1, 2010

Most of us dealing in history and archeology feel the excitement of finding out new things about the past. One such discovery is the mummy, unearthed in the Oasis of Egypt’s Bahariya. This mummy has emerged with its ornaments and exclusive Roman attires to specify its origin. This mummy was enveloped in a well ornamented sarcophagus or coffin made of gypsum. This mummy is 38 inch tall, and archeologists have assumed that probably this mummy belongs to a woman or a girl during the Greco-Roman era approximately 2,300 years ago.