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About Nile Scribes

Hello and welcome to the Nile Scribes Patreon page!

WHO ARE THE NILE SCRIBES?
The Nile Scribes are two Toronto-based Egyptologists who started this blog in 2017. Taylor and Thomas are both writing their PhD dissertations at the University of Toronto (UofT) as well as teaching at universities in Toronto. 

Taylor
focuses her research on the construction and expression of ethnic identity in ancient Egypt and Nubia. She has worked as an archaeologist in Luxor (Egypt) and Gebel Barkal (Sudan) and lived in Cairo for nearly five 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 on a variety of topics related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. In addition to the posts on our English-language blog, many of 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 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)

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 ad-free 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 need our readers' help 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 that you can afford to show your enthusiasm for ancient Egypt and the field of Egyptology!

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.

Thank you for visiting our Patreon Page and for your support!
Goals
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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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