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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. This course focused on five key areas in the study of Ancient Egypt: 1) Principles of Egyptian Art, 2) The Basics of the Language of Ancient Egypt: Hieroglyphs, 3) Egyptian Magic, 4) Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Religion of the Aten, and 5) The Burial of Tutankhamun and the Search for his Tomb. This course is intended to accompany, and ideally to follow, Introduction to Ancient Egypt (also available on Coursera)....
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27 minutes pour terminer

Welcome to the Course

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 2 min), 2 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Reading2 lectures
Introduction to Wonders of Ancient Egypt10 min
Suggested Course Textbook10 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Principles of Egyptian Art

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 48 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Principles of Egyptian Art: Part 29 min
Principles of Egyptian Art: Part 36 min
Principles of Egyptian Art: Part 48 min
Principles of Egyptian Art: Part 58 min
Principles of Egyptian Art: Part 67 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested & Further Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Principles of Egyptian Art16 min

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2 heures pour terminer

The Basics of the Language of Ancient Egypt: Hieroglyphs

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 76 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Hieroglyphs: Part 25 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 34 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 46 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 55 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 67 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 78 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 86 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 95 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 106 min
Hieroglyphs: Part 119 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested & Further Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Hieroglyphs28 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Egyptian Magic

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 55 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Magic: Part 25 min
Magic: Part 34 min
Magic: Part 45 min
Magic: Part 57 min
Magic: Part 68 min
Magic: Part 76 min
Magic: Part 89 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested and Further Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Magic20 min
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par GHNov 23rd 2017

Very interesting course with great on-line and book references, will be a great help and inspiration for one to visit museums containing Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts

par SSApr 16th 2018

Very impressing, well-prepared, detailed course. I have learnt a lot and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain insight about Ancient Egyption culture!

Enseignant

David P. Silverman

Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

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