MA Egyptology, Founder of Ancient Egypt Alive
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.
Founder of Ancient Egypt Alive
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 travelled to every continent in the world — and has travelled and lead groups in Egypt since 1995. 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.
“I’d like to thank you for all your hard work in suturing together an amazing trip for us. I don’t think I would change any aspect of the trip at all. When I reflect on the historical sites that we visited, I’m astounded at the overview of ancient history that we absorbed in the past few weeks.”