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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.

Only 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 Bindu V S

22 août 2020

Good learning of Egyptian culture

par Michelle B

10 mai 2020

Fascinating glimpse into history!

par Peta O (

12 avr. 2019

Enjoyable and the presenter is A1

par Ivona H

9 mars 2018

Very interesting and insightful

par Mara

8 juil. 2020

Great course! I learned a lot!

par Juan P G

9 janv. 2023

Excellent course and teacher!

par Tanja P

8 août 2022

I loved it. Highly recommend.

par Manvi K D

13 août 2018

A real good learning session!

par Alessandra R

22 mai 2020

Really interesting thank you

par Richard J M

22 sept. 2021

Excellent in all respects.


11 oct. 2020

Very good and instructive.

par Nicola R

18 févr. 2018

Really enjoyed the course!

par Mary C

15 mai 2021

excellent and informative


9 juin 2019

Amaizing course i love it

par Poliane m a

25 sept. 2020

Enriquecimento cultural.

par Abadir S Y

5 mai 2019

egypt great civilization


23 mai 2021


Extremely Satisfied

par Amal A E I

7 mai 2018

Very good i loved it .

par Christopher a

22 févr. 2018

Great enjoyable course

par Andrea M B

23 sept. 2021

I liked this course.

par Samuel G

8 juil. 2020

What a great course!

par John T

19 janv. 2021

Excellent material.

par Keawalin S

25 juil. 2020

it was very great!

par Leila Z

5 déc. 2022

An amazing course.

par Jean M O

1 oct. 2020

Loved this course!