Team

Laura Ranieri is an Egyptologist, writer and the founder of Ancient Egypt Alive based in Toronto. She has taught, written and presented on ancient Egypt subjects across North America - and developed and led unique tours to Egypt and North American Museums.  Laura has excavated in Egypt at Amarna and South Asasif  and in Bulgaria at a classical Greek site. She began her career as an actress and travel TV show host, and is passionate about story-telling and bringing the fascinating history of Ancient Egypt Alive to the general public.

Anna MacKay

Anna MacKay  is a lover of Egypt, history, museums and travel. For three decades she has been a renowned adventure travel specialist, sending hundreds of people to Egypt and leading dozens of cultural and historic tours around the world. She is the owner of Your Journey travel, a passionate animal lover – and a native of lower mainland British Columbia.  Anna is proud to have traveled  to every continent in the world — and to Egypt half a dozen times. Together with Laura, she organized the successful Egypt Amarna 2012 tour, “Archaeology Alive” featuring Gayle Gibson and Barry Kemp raising more than $2000 USD for the Amarna Trust. She joined Laura at the helm of AEA in January 2016.