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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....

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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 Abdalla S

8 déc. 2016

Precise and straight-to-the-point! I'd love to study in more advanced course.

par cassie r

30 avr. 2022

I thought this was a very interestinf course. I learned a lot of new things!

par eliza s

30 mars 2020

Very interesting and learned a lot that I had not known about ancient Egypt.

par Angelina W

3 janv. 2017

Lectures are very short, but there are many. Very informative despite this.

par Edith M

10 juil. 2021

I recommend the course as a beginner for amateurs interested in Egyptology.

par Nelly M C C

18 mars 2018

An excellent way to introduce oneself to the wonders of Egypt, its history.

par Debra T

14 nov. 2016

An fantastic course with plenty of informative information that is current.

par Aditya R

10 mai 2020

Superb course! Those interested in history and its specifics must take it.

par Peta O (

9 avr. 2019

Thank you 🙏

Most enjoyable course, well presented and the material was A1.

par Noureldin M E

10 nov. 2016

I have enjoyed this interesting course about my beloved country, thank you

par Ricard A

28 juin 2021

V​ery clear and concise introduction to the Ancient Egyptian civilization

par Rachael B

21 mai 2020

Very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it and all the clips from the museum

par Guido D

2 mai 2020

Great, introductory and well developed course, grateful to have taken it!

par Vanessa S

5 avr. 2020

I liked that the lectures were divided and organized into specific areas.

par John E

8 sept. 2020

Very well presented, easy to follow and I found the material interesting

par Miguel M B

15 nov. 2016

Curso ameno y bastante completo, excelentes vídeos y mejor bibliografía.

par Lorraine M

19 juin 2020

This course was very informative and I learnt a lot of new information.

par Kristen D

21 mai 2020

Great class, I have a huge understanding for the basics now- thank you!

par sandra s

22 janv. 2021

I really enjoyed the course. Thank you so much for a great experience.

par lizliu

23 juin 2020

great class for people who are interested in Egyptian culture and gods

par Angela H

3 déc. 2019

It was great and easy to understand. I definitely learned something.

par Rebecca K

20 févr. 2018

Very informative and further elaborates on topics of only heard about.

par Faizan A K

16 juil. 2019

This is my first course from coursera and it turned out to excellent.

par deborah m a d

5 janv. 2021

great ! I hope you have more courses on that subject in the future !

par louis f d m p s

31 mai 2020

magnificent and serious introduction to the history of ancient egypt