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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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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.


1 févr. 2022

Absolutely great course, by an expert in his field, dr. David Silverman.\n\nOnly minor downside of this great course was the fact, that the credits at the end of each clip was taking very long.

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par Jacob B

4 janv. 2021

Extremely fascinating subject taught by an expert who truly knows his craft. It was a pleasure to take this course and I would recommend it to anyone looking to further their knowledge about ancient Egypt.

par Justine B

4 avr. 2021

A fantastic course packed with detailed and interesting information regarding Ancient Egypt. I thoroughly enjoyed it -- particularly the week dedicated to Hieroglyphs -- and would absolutely recommend it.

par Sue E M

26 janv. 2018

It gave me such a thrill!!!!! Looking forward to vising the Pyramids, the Valley of Kings and the museum. They you very much Professor for the insightful and thrilling adventure that this course was to me.

par Matheus A

29 déc. 2020

Wonderful, amazing course! Thanks a lot, University of Pensilvania, for making knowledge accessible in all parts of the world! Thanks, Dr. Silverman, for sharing in a simple way little of your expertise!

par Lovely L

31 mars 2018

Thank you very much for this course! Let me get more accurate and in-depth knowledge of Egyptian religion, writing, art and magic. I hope can get more details about the priest in the future. Thanks a lot.

par Sirma S B

31 janv. 2020

Captivating lectures and the material was presented with a focus on the most important historic moments.Absolutely recommend it to those who want to become part of this amazing civilization and culture.

par Victoria E

11 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.

par Siddhant J

14 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 M C

25 sept. 2020

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 Ramon v O

2 févr. 2022

​Absolutely great course, by an expert in his field, dr. David Silverman.

O​nly minor downside of this great course was the fact, that the credits at the end of each clip was taking very long.

par Anna M

21 juin 2020

I enjoyed very much this course! The explanations are very clear and detailed , it is a fascinating subject. I enjoyed above all imagines, pictures and photos! I recommend the enrollment !

par Madison R

2 mars 2020

Love this course! I've been obsessed with Egyptology my whole life and after taking both of Dr. Silverman's courses I feel I have a much greater understanding of the mystic civilization!

par Esther C W

20 janv. 2022

This was an excellent followup course on Egypt for me. I found it very indepth and the professor was very cleaer in his presentations and the audiovisuals were awesome! Thank u so much!

par Gregg H

23 nov. 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 Seda S

16 avr. 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!

par Abhik M

28 août 2021

Amazing course and will help a lot for your future. I suggest taking up the previous course-Introduction to Ancient Egypt for further information by Mr. David Silverman.

par Brynn P

2 févr. 2021

Very interesting, and presented in a way that's accessible to anyone.

Would highly recommend the course to anybody with even an inkling of interest in Ancient Egypt.

par Luca B

16 avr. 2018

This was an excellent course; I really enjoyed; Particularly interesting were the lectures about Egyptian Magic and how it is related with this ancient culture.

par Timothy W H

5 déc. 2017

I enjoyed learning the aspect of the Egypt culture and the wonders it provide me. Outstanding knowledge and the curriculum provide us with indepth learning.

par Willian L

11 nov. 2021

Muito bom mesmo, com bastante aulas teórica, e com um suporte didático acima da media. valeu a pena eu ter feito esse curso, essa plataforma e fantástica.

par Robin S

14 déc. 2020

This course has so much information. Dr. Silverman intersperses his lectures with lots of pictures and just the right amount of detail. Highly recommend.

par Jessica G

23 mai 2020

This course was fascinating, intriguing and full of amazing information and history. I look forward to furthering my knowledge in Ancient Egyptian History

par Leonard S

2 janv. 2018

Very interesting course and stimulates me to learn more about this subject. This course will enhance the experience of my next visit to the Penn Museum.