The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

Dusting off this tome…

| February 17, 2016

Has it really been 5 years? Time does fly. I completed my Masters and am currently (foolishly) pursuing a PhD while working full-time. It’s pretty great. I can’t promise frequent posts, but I can promise to keep this (somewhat) more updated… It’s good for me to practice writing, and I’ve missed this blog. Hello again […]

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.

Ancient Coins Found in Egypt Sheds New Light on Numismatics

| May 29, 2010

Egyptian history dates back to more than 5000 years. Within the duration of Egyptian rule, the emperors issued numerous coins. The designs of their coins reflect their modern and ancient heritage in unison. It was quite amazing when my friend Bob told me about one such supplier who collected 75 different categories of Egyptian coins. These groups of coins comprise of both the un-circulated and circulated coins. It must have taken the person years of effort to come up with this collection of Egyptian coins.

Two Largest Pharaonic Tombs Uncovered in Saqqara

| March 26, 2010

Egyptian history is full of mysteries and secrets related to the pharaohs and their pyramids and tombs. Each of the tombs have their own different story to tell, and the recent discovery of a pair of Pharaonic tombs here have an exciting story to tell as well. This pair of tombs was discovered at Saqqara, and date back to at least 4300 years ago. This stunning discovery reveals that the Egyptian rule had spread to the south of Cairo, and its extent was much more than it was expected to be.