Fact and fiction: Assassin’s Creed and cultural learning

Cleopatra on top of the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Discovery Tour mode. Image captured by WalterSobchak19. Screenshot: Assassin's Creed: Origins, Ubisoft

How much of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, set in ancient Egypt, is factually based? Can any cultural learning come out of playing it? This author leaps off the cliffs of Memphis to find out.

The Boboli Obelisk – A Monument in Motion

Florence, Boboli Gardens, Boboli Obelisk in front of the Palazzo Pitti (2010). (© Txllxt TxllxT / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0)

The movement of an ancient Egyptian obelisk through space and time bears witness to the mobility and cultural role of architectural monuments.