Egyptologist Jose Manuel Galan fell in love with the Ancient Egyptians by reading the fiction they wrote. Originally written on papyrus 4,000 years ago and translated into English for modern eyes, these stories of ancient deities awoke something inside the professor, leading him down a lifetime of study of the ancient civilisation, - particularly their daily lives, and the events we can piece together from the traces they left behind.
There was no other way to consume these tales in Galan’s younger days. Modern life, however, can introduce young people to history in many more ways - not just through old papers and books, but through movies, apps, and even videogames. Galan hopes that these new methods will ignite a lifelong passion for a new generation of historians. Specifically, he picks out Assassin’s Creed Origins and its forthcoming Discovery Tour DLC, a free, non-combat exploration update, as the game that could do it.