This was an incredibly detailed course that provided an in-depth and interesting view of ancient Egypt. I would highly recommend this as an essential course for those interested in Egypt's history.
I really enjoyed the history of Ancient Egypt. I have viewed the treasures of Tutankhamun twice. This class gave me a more in depth view of the culture and the art of Ancient Egypt. Thank you.
par Paraskevi G•
Extremely interesting follow-up to the previous course of Penn uni on Egypt! Although it does require knowledge of that course, it is not hard to follow even without it. Information is easily comprehensible and accessible. The lector is easy to comprehend, very knowledgeable and provides many examples but it is obvious that he reads his speech from a screen in front of him and that makes his lectures rather stiff and less enthusiastic. Also, I would prefer it if the hieroglyphs were explained phonologically as well for better accuracy but they are actually presented in a more accessible way for the general public and extra bibliography is provided for those interested in the topic.
par Meguid E N•
Excellent mini course.
I wish it was more comprehensive.
I didnt necessarily like the video clips style...; having 10 videos clips of apparently 7-10 minutes but in reality more like 3-5 minutes, if one excludes the credits and acknowlegments, is distrupting to learning. Three or 4 clips of 20 minutes each would have been more valuable.
The reading list is excellent and in particular the essays of the MMA.
The quiz is perfectly pitched.
Thank you very much for a useful learning experience.
I will try to enroll as a mentor!
par Simone L•
A worthwhile course that goes well as a sequel to Dr. Silverman's Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization. It's a little uneven in information density. And the problems with editing causing anomalous quiz questions are still there, though less than in the first course. Once again, there was insufficient proofreading of the transcript, but I always reformatted and corrected each transcript immediately after watching its corresponding video, so I used this as a technique to reinforce the information!
par Michael A•
Great material if you can hammer through it. The content is great; but be forewarned that the professor is very stilted in his speech pattern and this can be disconcerting. It helps to view the videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed to accommodate for this. Otherwise, I really learned a lot. I MOST enjoyed the section on hieroglyphics and even tried to practice a few of them on paper. Have fun with this one!
par Oliver G•
A good course that looks at Ancient Egypt, like the other course that the Pen does on Ancient Egypt I think the videos could have been a little longer and more fleshed out in terms of content. Still it is another quick and easy course with some very interesting parts like the introduction into hieroglyphs and the look into the various burial methods of the Ancient Egyptians.
par Asante T•
This is a really great course about one of the most interesting civilizations in human history. The topics covered are engaging and well-organized, and the attention to detail is admirable. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to learn to write hieroglyphs, and unearth some ancient mysteries that tell a dramatic tale of ancient human life.
par Kofi D•
For all lovers of ancient Egypt, this course gives kind of an opening scene to culture, architecture, and other facets of the ancient kingdom. I look forward to continuing my pursuit of the subject and hopefully some day the online course will take on a virtual reality exposition into the museums and on site into the valley of the kings...
par Tanya H•
Very interesting course, but the flow of the lecture videos is seriously disrupted by the inclusion of the credits for the entire week's lecture videos, which sometimes takes up as much as half of the video time. This was fixed in the more recent course of this type, but the videos in this series could use a re-edit to match.
par Lucy H•
Thoroughly enjoyed this course as it gave me something interesting to learn since finishing university.
I would suggest making the lectures a little more exciting as something they can seem very monotone.
I really enjoyed the hieroglyphs and was impressed with Dr Silverman's skills of writing backwards!
par RESSE B•
Nice class, I particularly enjoyed the part 5 and 6. The part about the hieroglyphes could have been very interesting also, but you should try to "bring (more) life" (di-'nx) to these videos. But any wayn thank you for your workd, it was nice to study from this mooc.
par Christine B•
Excellent course even if the delivery is a bit dry. The content is top notch from an expert with plenty of visual aids. Time well spent if you like history and/or Ancient Egypt.
par Maria C F L•
Interesting course although I was expecting more discussions on the actual wonders instead of an introduction to the art, religion, language and history of ancient egypt.
I chose ancient Egyptian history because I wanted to see the Pyramids, the Nile River. Now, after understanding the culture here, there is a sense of awe in my heart.
par Celeste H•
This was a great course to do! Quick and easy! Sometimes I found the lectures weren't quite linear and became a bit confusing, but it was really fun to learn!
par Myvanwy W•
i enjoyed this more than the last ancient Egypt course, I think the delivery was better. Overall well organised and easy to follow
par Elizabeth L•
Loved the amount of information in this course. I have always been fascinated by Egypt and it ancient dynasties. Thanks :)
par Play G•
The Professor speaks a bit slowly but the problem can be easily solved by going onto 1.25 or even 1.50 speed.
Despite feeling like a bit of a basic entry-level course, I learned a lot of new things. Great quality MOOC.
par Lorenzo G•
It was really great to get a close insight into Ancient Egyptian history, culture and rituals
par Simone H•
interesting information, but I had to play the videos in 2x speed bc he talked so slow
par David O C•
Excellent course in Egyptian culture, language, artifacts, and archeology research.
par Drew S•
Unenthusiastic and talks a little slow. 2x speed fixes it tho lol
par Varun N•
The course was concise and is highly recommended for beginners
par Clotilde D•
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
par Susan A•
Fascinating! Glad I took this one.