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À propos du cours

Colossal pyramids, imposing temples, golden treasures, enigmatic hieroglyphs, powerful pharaohs, strange gods, and mysterious mummies are features of Ancient Egyptian culture that have fascinated people over the millennia. The Bible refers to its gods, rulers, and pyramids. Neighboring cultures in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean wrote about its god-like kings and its seemingly endless supply of gold. The Greeks and Romans describe aspects of Egypt's culture and history. As the 19th century began, the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt highlighted the wonders of this ancient land, and public interest soared. Not long after, Champollion deciphered Egypt's hieroglyphs and paved the way for other scholars to reveal that Egyptian texts dealt with medicine, dentistry, veterinary practices, mathematics, literature, and accounting, and many other topics. Then, early in the 20th century, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and its fabulous contents. Exhibitions of this treasure a few decades later resulted in the world's first blockbuster, and its revival in the 21st century has kept interest alive. Join Dr. David Silverman, Professor of Egyptology at Penn, Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Section of the Penn Museum, and curator of the Tutankhamun exhibitions on a guided tour of the mysteries and wonders of this ancient land. He has developed this online course and set it in the galleries of the world famous Penn Museum. He uses many original Egyptian artifacts to illustrate his lectures as he guides students as they make their own discovery of this fascinating culture....

Meilleurs avis

27 mai 2018

This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.\n\nDo join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!

24 mars 2020

First online course and I loved every moment of it! It felt really refreshing to hear some old names that I used to study as a child. Well done and thanks again for the amazing opportunity!

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par Tiara R

4 août 2020

Excellent course. The course textbook is referred to as a reference for several egyptology publications.

par Lillianne d H G

25 avr. 2019

An interesting course very well organised and led by professor David P. Silverman. I highly recommend it.

par Elizabeth C

27 sept. 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent course. I am now very keen to continue learning about Ancient Egypt.

par Martha s

20 avr. 2020

Me pareció sumamente interesante el curso, es increíble toda la cultura que tenían en el Egipto Antiguo!

par Wallyn D d J S

22 mars 2020

Muito completo, dá uma boa noção sobre diversos aspectos do Antigo Egito. Agradeço por todo o conteúdo.

par Abigail C

27 sept. 2020

Fantastic course, I learned a lot and am very grateful to be able to expand my knowledge in this area.

par Rodolfo A

18 août 2020

Excelente curso online, da una muy buena base para seguir aprendiendo mas sobre esta gran civilización

par Rummenigge S d N

11 déc. 2016

Dr. David Silverman is just great. I learned much about Ancient Egypt, even in an introductory course.

par Deleted A

28 janv. 2018



par Francis C

21 juil. 2017

Very lively and documented course.

English slow enough for good understanding by foreigners.


par İrem Y

20 juil. 2017

ı really like the course and the professor Silverman. ı learnt a lot from him. thanks for everything.

par Justine B

14 févr. 2021

An absolutely fascinating exploration into numerous aspects that made up the ancient world of Egypt!

par Jen A

21 août 2020

Great intro - was able to complete quickly due to easily accessible and interesting subject matter!

par Mary R

14 août 2017

Very informative and interesting! I would love more courses on Ancient Egypt from this University

par zcecily

6 déc. 2016

very intesting. what i like most is the collateral readings, very helpful for ancient egypt fans.

par D E

13 nov. 2017

This was very interesting and informative course on Egyptian mystery and purpose of their faith.

par Emma I P

20 mai 2019

Mr. Silverman is such a good teacher and charismatic! Also bought his book, i highly recommend!

par Nicola R

18 févr. 2018

Good course - interesting information giving a broad background of key topics in Ancient Egypt.

par Kurt A

12 janv. 2021

Excellent and had more depth than I expected for the timeframe. Would wholeheartedly recommend

par Caroline W

5 mai 2020

Fantastic and interesting course! Really enjoyed the interaction with the Penn Museum displays

par Mary J B

30 juin 2019

This course is Informative, fascinating and interesting. I enjoyed it and plan to take another

par Luis L

26 nov. 2018

Excellent teacher and to be able to see important pieces in the Penn Museum was a plus. Thanks

par Eleanor K

30 oct. 2020

Really interesting and well made course, really enjoyed learning each week, highly recommend!

par Robert B

21 juil. 2020

A very well made Intrroduction.

It sparks interesst for further studies and was fun to follow.

par Theresa N

11 sept. 2018

An excellent introduction to the huge topic of Ancient Egypt. I plan to take the next course.