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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.

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.

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par Andrea M

11 oct. 2020

Eu achei o curso muito interessante e superou minhas expectativas, muito obrigado pela oportunidade.

par Ellie

11 nov. 2019

It was a fun course to experience and it showed me a different view on the ancient egyptian culture

par elodie r

14 oct. 2020

So interesting I loved it, I did the course in 2 days. I love Egypt culture and I learnt so much

par Manal K

1 janv. 2020

Clear , concise and loaded with information yet not dull at all.

Thank you , enjoyed every minute.

par Sven S

29 déc. 2017

This is really a great course. Very interesting topics and beautiful materials. I learned a lot.

par Dararat K

3 déc. 2017

Thank you so much for this wonderful course. I'm looking forward to next chapter of Egyptology.

par Carrie M

28 janv. 2018

Great course! So informative and I love the presentation of the material. Thank you so much!!!

par Aaman L

2 nov. 2018

A masterful exposition of art, culture, writing, magic and the complexity of the 18th dynasty

par Daisy N

18 mai 2020

A really interesting course, well presented and informative. I recommend taking this course.

par Kiara M M R

19 janv. 2019

Me encanta. Estoy aprendiendo mucho sobre la escritura en el Antiguo Egipto. Lo recomiendo.

par PhantomDuck1980

7 nov. 2017

An exellent learnig experiece. I definately recomment it to everyone who adores Egyptology!

par Nelly M C C

18 mars 2018

A fascinating course. It was a fine sequel to the previous course. I highly recommend it.


3 nov. 2018

es un curso exelente pues a pesar de ser en ingles me fue facil comprender y aprender

par Bruna F

29 mai 2020

Great course! It was truly great to be able to join in it! Thanks to all involved!

par Therese M M

16 août 2019

I want more courses of ancient Egypt and other ancient civilizations!!!! Please!!!

par Monica G

20 mars 2020

I absolutely loved this course. Well explained and really easy to understand!!!

par Lora H

3 avr. 2020

Learned something new about Egypt and that's good enough for 5 stars for me.

par Sam R

18 avr. 2020

a wonderful class, lad by an inspiring and captivating teacher and scholar.

par Thuy P

21 mai 2019

I can learn more exciting knowledge about Ancient Egypt. I Love this course

par Guilherme I D

10 janv. 2018

A really nice course! I was very happy to learn more about ancient egypt.

par Alicia L C

12 avr. 2020

Fantastic! I have learnt a lot thanks of this course in an ejoyable way

par Johane M

22 mai 2020

Very interesting and plenty of infos I didn't have from other classes.

par Michelle D

17 juin 2018

Great course, very informative, I just wish there were more free ones!