Morgan Smith is a freelance writer and researcher with a longstanding interest in ancient history. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Letters, focusing on classical civilization, Latin language and literature, and anthropology. As an undergraduate, she achieved academic publication in religious history and completed research in the fields of ancient near eastern science and medieval Latin literature. Her current research explores the astronomy, sacred architecture, and religious philosophy of the ancient near east, particularly of Egypt, but she regularly delves into the origins of Christianity, hermeticism, and Gnostic philosophy. She remains a critic of the “compartmentalization” that characterizes contemporary academia and believes that an interdisciplinary, multifaceted approach to ancient history—designed to make connections across the ancient world—yields a truer, more authentic understanding of past cultures and histories. She plans to pursue graduate study in ancient and cultural astronomy.