Be inspired and enriched with the Secrets of Ancient Egypt Revealed podcast!
Immerse yourself in Egypt’s temples, tombs, pyramids, and museums- and learn about ancient secrets and latest insights. Let Canadian Egyptologists Laura Roy and Francois Roy bring timely topics in Ancient Egyptian history alive in a lively discussion- with special expert commentary from Egypt.
Every episode we take you to a different site in Egypt- revealing its past, present, and recent discoveries- and eternal mysteries. Tune into this lively and informative podcast featuring two engaging Egyptologists… and feed your fascination and knowledge about all the things Ancient Egypt!
Meet your Hosts
Laura Ranieri Roy is an Egyptologist, writer and founder-director of Ancient Egypt Alive – an organization that seeks to inspire passion about Egypt’s past. Laura holds an MA in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations with a focus in Egyptology from the University of Toronto (and a BA in drama and English). She has excavated at the ancient Greek site of Apollonia Pontica in Bulgaria, and in Egypt at the site of Amarna (Great Aten Temple). An engaging and in-demand speaker, Laura has taught at museums, historical societies, and academic conferences across North America. In 2023 she presented her first TEDx Talk on Legacy in Ancient Egypt.
Laura is a regular lecturer at the Later Life Learning Institutes of the University of Toronto (LLL), Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson’s The Life Institute), York University (LLIR) and Trent University. She has also spoken for private international groups around the world, including organizations in England, France, and Hong Kong.
Francois Roy is a partner of the Canadian Egypt education business Ancient Egypt Alive. He graduated with an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from U of T in 2008 and also holds a degree in Modern European history and military history from the University of Alberta.
With a background in classical and modern European history, he has excavated in Campania, Italy at the 6th Century BCE site of Roccagloriosa, at the ancient site of Buxentum (600 BCE to 200 BCE), along with prehistoric sites in Alberta – and at the 25th Dynasty site of South Asasif, west bank Luxor, Egypt in 2015. He has lectured at the SSEA colloquium and at select schools and museums across North America.
Producer and Sound Engineer
Dominique Roy is a musician, sound engineer and radio producer based in Edmonton, Alberta. Over a career of more than 30 years, he has become a respected radio producer for CBC/Radio-Canada, and has been at the helm of scores of radio broadcasts and recording projects, both in French and English languages. Most recently Dominique has been technical director for radio shows such as La croisée and the inaugural season of La Place podcast series. He has served as vice-president of the Edmonton Jazz Society and is a founding member of the Alberta Centre de développement musical. Dominique is also the brother of François – and traveled to Egypt in 2020!
- B.A, B.Ed, University of Alberta
- Music Diploma, Grant MacEwan University
- 2021 Prix Radio-Canada Award – For support of emerging francophone artists
- 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards: La place – Exceptionnelle francophone series
Special Guest Commentors from Egypt
Egyptian Egyptologist Guide
A graduate of Helwan University, with a MA in the New Kingdom, Hossam has a vast array of information on all things Ancient Egypt – and modern Egypt too! His personal interest crosses the Pharaonic, Coptic, and Islamic eras of Egypt’s history, and he provides a thorough and engaging perspective into the lives and times of each era. His calm demeanour, friendly manner and sense of humour have made him one of Egypt’s most sought-after guides and we’re thrilled to have him as part of the Ancient Egypt Alive family.
Egyptian Egyptologist Guide & Architect
Nabil is a respected architect and Egyptian Egyptologist who has led tours to Egypt for more than two decades. As a professional architect, he also brings a deep understanding of the ancient monuments and their construction. Nabil is an in-demand lecturer and tour director who holds two degrees both from Helnan University: Architecture and Tourism. He brings warmth, a rich knowledge of the sites, along with a personable story-telling style to bringing the history of Egypt Alive.