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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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Jul 11, 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.


Sep 26, 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.

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par Andres V

Jan 24, 2020

Fantastic course, very interesting.

par Peggy W

Aug 03, 2020

Very informative and enlightening.

par Sophie V

Mar 26, 2020

Great content, pictures, lectures!

par ariel b

Feb 08, 2018

just amazing! really great speaker

par Mark G C

Oct 11, 2020

I love this... learning thank you

par Bindu V S

Aug 22, 2020

Good learning of Egyptian culture

par Michelle B

May 10, 2020

Fascinating glimpse into history!

par Peta A

Apr 12, 2019

Enjoyable and the presenter is A1

par Ivona F

Mar 09, 2018

Very interesting and insightful

par Dzina L

Jul 08, 2020

Great course! I learned a lot!

par Manvi K D

Aug 13, 2018

A real good learning session!

par alessandra r

May 22, 2020

Really interesting thank you


Oct 11, 2020

Very good and instructive.

par Nicola R

Feb 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the course!

par Diana M U R

Jun 09, 2019

Amaizing course i love it

par Poliane m a

Sep 25, 2020

Enriquecimento cultural.

par Abadir S Y

May 05, 2019

egypt great civilization

par Amal A E I

May 07, 2018

Very good i loved it .

par Christopher a

Feb 22, 2018

Great enjoyable course

par Samuel G

Jul 09, 2020

What a great course!

par Keawalin S

Jul 25, 2020

it was very great!

par Jean M O

Oct 01, 2020

Loved this course!

par Simran S

Sep 20, 2019

Wonderful course

par Katherine S

Jul 21, 2020

Awesome course!

par Patricia B

May 19, 2020

simply awesome!