Nile Scribes is creating blogs, newsletter about ancient Egypt
12

patrons

$66
per month
Hello and welcome to the Nile Scribes Patreon page!

WHO ARE THE NILE SCRIBES?
The Nile Scribes are two Toronto-based Egyptologists who founded an Egyptology blog in the summer of 2017. Taylor and Thomas are both writing their PhD dissertations at the University of Toronto (UofT) as well as teaching at UofT and Ryerson University. Taylor focuses her research on the construction and expression of ethnic identity in ancient Egypt and Nubia. She has worked as a member of the South Asasif Conservation Project and lived in Cairo for four and a half years where she studied at the American University in Cairo. Thomas focuses his research on the importance of lapis lazuli in the Egyptian world. Having studied at the University of Liverpool, he has also excavated in Egypt at Hierakonpolis and is currently training as a museum professional through the Ontario Museum Associations

WHAT WE DO:
The Nile Scribes write weekly on a variety of topics related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. In addition to the free weekly posts on our English-language blog, our blog posts are translated into Egyptian Arabic by our Cairo-based translator, Mahmoud Saleh, as part of our goal to involve Egyptian audiences in the global community that celebrates their cultural heritage. Geared toward anyone who loves ancient Egypt – whether you’re a professional or an enthusiast - Nile Scribes is your portal into both the ancient Egyptian world and modern Egyptophile community. Our blog aims to keep you engaged with what is happening in the field by creating diverse range of content:
  • We organise interviews with Egyptologists around the world to discuss their career, projects, and opinions
  • We post bimonthly summaries of the latest publications and the latest discoveries to keep scholars and enthusiasts up to date on the latest research and finds
  • We write about museums to introduce you to their ancient Egyptian collections and displays
  • We conduct reviews of how ancient Egypt is adapted and consumed as entertainment (e.g. film, games, books)
We also manage Facebook and Instagram accounts where we share weekly #TravelTuesday and #FridayFind posts from our own photo archives to highlight lesser-known archaeological sites in Egypt and ancient objects that are now on display in museums around the world.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO:
We also have our eyes on a number of other projects that would require support from our readers:
  • We want to produce monthly short videos on Egyptian history, news items, museum objects and more
  • We want to hire artists to create original Egypt-inspired artwork for an online store
  • We want to document ancient Egypt's representation in cities and museums around Ontario and the role it has played in local communities
  • We want to pay our Arabic translator for the great work he has already done on our Arabic-language site and secure more translation work
  • We want to begin giving public lectures in the Toronto to educate the general public on why studying Egyptology is important and what we can continue to learn about ourselves from the ancient world
  • We want to pay the recurring costs of our web hosting and writing software

WHY PATREON?
We love what we do - we believe that the study of ancient Egypt should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone - but we can't do it without you! Our website has always been without annoying, pesky ads and is intended to be available to all; we will always keep it that way! That being said, as two full-time graduate students we recognise that we need our readers' help to reach our future goals and to continue growing the Nile Scribes educational platform. Patreon is an easy way for you to support our work on a monthly basis at a level you can afford to show your enthusiasm for ancient Egypt and the field of Egyptology (and, of course, the Nile Scribes)!

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US:
We have come up with some tier rewards to help you feel more involved in the Nile Scribe community as thanks for your support. The beauty of Patreon is that you can modify or cancel your monthly gift at any point! If you would rather support our projects through a one-time gift instead of making a monthly commitment, you can use our PayPal here.

If you pledge $2/month, we will give you a shout-out on our Instagram and Facebook pages as a Nile Scribes supporter. You will also receive access to a weekly blog preview on Patreon and a monthly calendar wallpaper for your phone/desktop using a photo from our Egypt-travel archives. We might even offer a water libation to the gods in your name! 

If you pledge $4/month, you will receive access to a weekly blog preview on Patreon and a monthly calendar wallpaper for your phone/desktop using a photo from our Egypt-travel archives. You will also receive our monthly Patron-only newsletter packed with goodies for anyone interested in keeping up with the latest Egyptology news and museum exhibitions around the world, supplemented by updates on our other ongoing projects.

If you pledge $10/month, you will receive access to weekly blog previews and a monthly phone/desktop wallpaper on Patreon as well as our monthly Patron-only newsletter packed with goodies for anyone interested in keeping up with the latest Egyptology news and museum exhibitions around the world, supplemented by updates on our other ongoing projects. We will also mail you a personal thank you card with a Nile Scribes sticker for you to show off your Scribal affiliations. In addition, we will name you as our Patron on one of our blog posts. 

If you pledge $20/month, you will receive access to weekly blog previews and a monthly phone wallpaper on Patreon, our Patron-only newsletter, a thank you letter and sticker by mail, and the invitation to choose a topic, theme, or research question that we will address in a blog post on our website! In addition, we will name you as our Patron of that blog post. We would be so pleased with your support that we promise to head to the nearest ibis catacombs and make an offering to Thoth!

Thank you for visiting our Patreon Page and for your support.
Tiers
Baby Scribe
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $2 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • A shout-out on the Nile Scribes Instagram and Facebook accounts!
Apprentice Scribe
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $4 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
Excellent Scribe
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $10 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
  • A sponsor thank you on one of our blog posts
  • One Nile Scribes logo sticker and handwritten thank you by mail
Priestly Scribe
$20 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $20 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
  • One Nile Scribes logo sticker and handwritten thank you by mail
  • The invitation to choose a topic for a Nile Scribes blog and a sponsor thank you on your dedicated post 
Goals
$66 of $150 per month
When we reach $150 in monthly support, the Nile Scribes can begin to tackle our next goal: entering the video production world. Once per month we will be able to record a short video for the Nile Scribes community on topics ranging from ancient Egyptian history and culture, museum collections, and Egypt in Ontario.
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Hello and welcome to the Nile Scribes Patreon page!

WHO ARE THE NILE SCRIBES?
The Nile Scribes are two Toronto-based Egyptologists who founded an Egyptology blog in the summer of 2017. Taylor and Thomas are both writing their PhD dissertations at the University of Toronto (UofT) as well as teaching at UofT and Ryerson University. Taylor focuses her research on the construction and expression of ethnic identity in ancient Egypt and Nubia. She has worked as a member of the South Asasif Conservation Project and lived in Cairo for four and a half years where she studied at the American University in Cairo. Thomas focuses his research on the importance of lapis lazuli in the Egyptian world. Having studied at the University of Liverpool, he has also excavated in Egypt at Hierakonpolis and is currently training as a museum professional through the Ontario Museum Associations

WHAT WE DO:
The Nile Scribes write weekly on a variety of topics related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. In addition to the free weekly posts on our English-language blog, our blog posts are translated into Egyptian Arabic by our Cairo-based translator, Mahmoud Saleh, as part of our goal to involve Egyptian audiences in the global community that celebrates their cultural heritage. Geared toward anyone who loves ancient Egypt – whether you’re a professional or an enthusiast - Nile Scribes is your portal into both the ancient Egyptian world and modern Egyptophile community. Our blog aims to keep you engaged with what is happening in the field by creating diverse range of content:
  • We organise interviews with Egyptologists around the world to discuss their career, projects, and opinions
  • We post bimonthly summaries of the latest publications and the latest discoveries to keep scholars and enthusiasts up to date on the latest research and finds
  • We write about museums to introduce you to their ancient Egyptian collections and displays
  • We conduct reviews of how ancient Egypt is adapted and consumed as entertainment (e.g. film, games, books)
We also manage Facebook and Instagram accounts where we share weekly #TravelTuesday and #FridayFind posts from our own photo archives to highlight lesser-known archaeological sites in Egypt and ancient objects that are now on display in museums around the world.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO:
We also have our eyes on a number of other projects that would require support from our readers:
  • We want to produce monthly short videos on Egyptian history, news items, museum objects and more
  • We want to hire artists to create original Egypt-inspired artwork for an online store
  • We want to document ancient Egypt's representation in cities and museums around Ontario and the role it has played in local communities
  • We want to pay our Arabic translator for the great work he has already done on our Arabic-language site and secure more translation work
  • We want to begin giving public lectures in the Toronto to educate the general public on why studying Egyptology is important and what we can continue to learn about ourselves from the ancient world
  • We want to pay the recurring costs of our web hosting and writing software

WHY PATREON?
We love what we do - we believe that the study of ancient Egypt should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone - but we can't do it without you! Our website has always been without annoying, pesky ads and is intended to be available to all; we will always keep it that way! That being said, as two full-time graduate students we recognise that we need our readers' help to reach our future goals and to continue growing the Nile Scribes educational platform. Patreon is an easy way for you to support our work on a monthly basis at a level you can afford to show your enthusiasm for ancient Egypt and the field of Egyptology (and, of course, the Nile Scribes)!

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US:
We have come up with some tier rewards to help you feel more involved in the Nile Scribe community as thanks for your support. The beauty of Patreon is that you can modify or cancel your monthly gift at any point! If you would rather support our projects through a one-time gift instead of making a monthly commitment, you can use our PayPal here.

If you pledge $2/month, we will give you a shout-out on our Instagram and Facebook pages as a Nile Scribes supporter. You will also receive access to a weekly blog preview on Patreon and a monthly calendar wallpaper for your phone/desktop using a photo from our Egypt-travel archives. We might even offer a water libation to the gods in your name! 

If you pledge $4/month, you will receive access to a weekly blog preview on Patreon and a monthly calendar wallpaper for your phone/desktop using a photo from our Egypt-travel archives. You will also receive our monthly Patron-only newsletter packed with goodies for anyone interested in keeping up with the latest Egyptology news and museum exhibitions around the world, supplemented by updates on our other ongoing projects.

If you pledge $10/month, you will receive access to weekly blog previews and a monthly phone/desktop wallpaper on Patreon as well as our monthly Patron-only newsletter packed with goodies for anyone interested in keeping up with the latest Egyptology news and museum exhibitions around the world, supplemented by updates on our other ongoing projects. We will also mail you a personal thank you card with a Nile Scribes sticker for you to show off your Scribal affiliations. In addition, we will name you as our Patron on one of our blog posts. 

If you pledge $20/month, you will receive access to weekly blog previews and a monthly phone wallpaper on Patreon, our Patron-only newsletter, a thank you letter and sticker by mail, and the invitation to choose a topic, theme, or research question that we will address in a blog post on our website! In addition, we will name you as our Patron of that blog post. We would be so pleased with your support that we promise to head to the nearest ibis catacombs and make an offering to Thoth!

Thank you for visiting our Patreon Page and for your support.

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Tiers
Baby Scribe
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $2 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • A shout-out on the Nile Scribes Instagram and Facebook accounts!
Apprentice Scribe
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $4 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
Excellent Scribe
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $10 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
  • A sponsor thank you on one of our blog posts
  • One Nile Scribes logo sticker and handwritten thank you by mail
Priestly Scribe
$20 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Support the Nile Scribes at $20 a month and receive:


  • Our eternal thanks!
  • Monthly digital calendar wallpapers
  • Patron-Only previews of our weekly blogs
  • The Patron-Only version of our monthly E-Newsletter
  • One Nile Scribes logo sticker and handwritten thank you by mail
  • The invitation to choose a topic for a Nile Scribes blog and a sponsor thank you on your dedicated post