Laura Ranieri Roy
Laura Ranieri Roy is an accomplished Egyptologist, travel host, educator, presenter, and writer.
She has a Master’s degree in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations from the University of Toronto, and has excavated at the ancient Greek site of Apollonia in Bulgaria, and in Egypt at Amarna and South Asasif (Luxor).
Laura lectures on ancient civilizations, and has taught across North America at museums, historical societies, and academic conferences. She is a popular speaker amongst “Later Life Learning” Networks, including but not limited to: Ryerson University’s Life Institute and York University/Glendon College’s Later Life Learning Institute. Since 2017 she has been an Egyptian Specialist Partner for the Toronto District School Board (Canada’s largest school board).
In addition to her academic work focused on ancient cultures and archeology (her first love), Laura holds a BA in English Drama and is a writer and performer who began her career as an actress/ TV travel host, notably filming a 1Ž2 hour documentary on Greece and Crete (CHCH TV 11). She is co-director of Ancient Worlds Alive (Ancient Egypt Alive & Ancient Greece Alive), two organizations that seek to educate and inspire history lovers about great civilizations through learning events, online resources and travel experience.
Since 2010, Laura develops and leads enriched history-focused tours. Coming in September 2022, Laura is delighted to host an immersive tour to Athens, Crete and Santorini.