10 juil. 2020
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.
13 avr. 2022
It is a great second part of the series of courses about Egypt from Prof. David. Silverman. Highly recommend the course to all those who found value in the first course from the same professor.
par Paraskevi G•
13 nov. 2017
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•
8 avr. 2020
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•
17 mai 2019
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 Nabeel M•
10 juin 2021
fantastic course with great information - like the intro course it suffers from a few issues such as the subtitles are more harmful than helpful, mispelling and representing information that is not only wrong but sometimes the opposite of what it means... sometimes the delivery also is a little confusing... but overall I am thankful for this course and the wealth of information it gives us. thank you David
par Michael A•
22 juin 2020
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•
24 juin 2020
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 David D•
27 juil. 2021
The material is interesting but in some parts a little dry. Lovely pictures which illustrate the monlogue but sometimes they changed a little to fast to really appreciate. In fact a suggestion to improve the student interest is to focus the image less on the static lecturer and more on the wonderful material, or perhaps vary the lecturers as is often done.
par Asante T•
14 août 2020
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•
9 oct. 2020
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•
11 mars 2018
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•
10 nov. 2019
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•
10 mai 2019
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 Richard F•
5 janv. 2022
Very clear and straighforward course. The visual illustrations are excellent. I would have liked to learn more about the tools and techniques of the Egyptian craftsmen and architects. However all in all I found it a very satisfying introduction.
par Josef P•
27 oct. 2021
Great content, pictures as well as informations, but somewhat unclear division of videos in parts and very long and I think redundant of final titles in videos (I guess the titles - attributions - create the half of some videos).
par Lyndsey B•
18 avr. 2022
Interesting to learn about. The only thing I didn't care for was how the quizzes looked on my computer, it was spaced all weird, and hard to tell where the question ended and where the choices began.
par Isabela A L•
4 mai 2022
Super interesting content, but at times Dr.Silverman is a bit monotone and lacks expressions during his explanations. Other than that, it was wonderful and a pleasure to be able to participate!
par Christine B•
19 juin 2018
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 Gail M•
3 juin 2021
Excellent Course - found it fascinating
Like the first course, I do suggest that the notes be proofed and corrected although for the most part I could figure out the errors
par Maria C F L•
27 mai 2020
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.
25 juil. 2019
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•
27 juin 2018
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 Miguel P•
19 févr. 2021
Highly interesting and well exposed. It really open the appetite for further knowledge of such amazing subject.
Congratulations to everyone involved!!!!
par Myvanwy W•
12 déc. 2019
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•
22 janv. 2018
Loved the amount of information in this course. I have always been fascinated by Egypt and it ancient dynasties. Thanks :)
par Krzysztof B•
6 oct. 2020
The Professor speaks a bit slowly but the problem can be easily solved by going onto 1.25 or even 1.50 speed.