Aug 10, 2017
wonderful explanation along with good slides and maps and incredible readings\n\nbut the main organization was my favorite part because I learned so much about ancient cities as well as Motya
Nov 02, 2018
este curso es muy bueno te ayuda a aprender mas acerca de nuestro hermoso pasado su cultura, arquitectura , su sociedad entre otras cosas\n\nmuchas gracias\n\nsaludos desde VENEZUELA
von Leslie H•
May 11, 2018
I am completely amazed by what Professor Nigro and his teams and others have revealed about the beginning of Mediterranean civilization through excavation of the Phoenician settlement/city of Motya. The story was all here, buried! The story just took very careful excavation with archeology tools and ah-ha moments, like when Professor Nigro understood the connection of the Youth of Motya to Troy based on an inscription on a bowl! Wow! I am fascinated by the connection of the Sacred Pool to astronomy. I am horrified by the implications of the Tophet. I wonder if the tophet ritual was a form of birth control on an island of limited space. This course changed my view of the origins of civilization, not just all Greek and Egyptian, by Near-East and Phoenician. Each class was a mind-changer! I could still use more understanding of what life was like in the busy city - a day in the life of the many types of people there. Thank you Professor Nigro for making this available to a wider audience! I appreciate your completing this in English and I could understand you even when the words weren't exactly an interpretation. Many thanks. I will share your ideas with friends.
von Andrey Z•
Dec 19, 2017
This is one of the best Courses on History and Archeology in the Coursera platform. I have previously completed more than 10 courses on this platform and consider- that this one is one of the most interesting. Professor Lorenzo Nigro prsesentation is very exciting and easy to understand. I highly recoomend this course to everyone, who is interested in ancient history and archeology of Levant and Mediterranian. Thank you very much and hope you will give more interesting lectures about Phoenicians. Good luck and my best wishes to all the stuff. This course is very-very interesting.
Oct 04, 2018
Great videos from the professor, but the tests are made in unacceptably bad broken English, and the video subtitles have sometimes terrible quality. Also, the suggested reading materials are often in French, Spanish, German, Italian, and sometimes they aren't even links- am I supposed to purchase these books in order to follow the suggested readings? What is this?
von Alessandra C•
Jun 11, 2017
The incapacity of this professor to speak a decent English affects the overall quality of the course. It is actually a pity because the course contents are not that bad.
von Jiayang T•
Dec 30, 2018
The course shows a lot of artifacts and excavation sites, and it's helpful to understand the ancient architectures.
von Charles M G•
Mar 17, 2019
wonderful course, I'm really liking it.
von Deleted A•
Aug 14, 2018
This was my first time studying anything related to the Phoenician civilization. I enjoyed how much of the lecture was on the field in Motya. The professor's English was surprisingly good.
von Analia C C•
Sep 02, 2018
Me ha fascinado el curso, sumamente instructivo, felicito al Profesor Nigro y a su staff de la Universidad La Sapienza por tan importante investigacion acerca de una culura fenicia, de la que no se profundiza demasiado en algunos ambitos de la enseñanza y que tanta importancia tuvo en esos intercambios culturales con otras civilizaciones del Mediterraneo.
Los materiales aportados como de apoyo han sido fantásticos y permiten continuar profundizando el tema.
Dos unicos puntos que quisiera sugerir si se me permite, serian: el aporte de lineas de tiempo histórico en los videos pues en ocasiones algunos eventos y construcciones que son contemporáneos entre sí al ser proyectados en diferentes videos dio cierto trabajo sincronizarlos y los mapas de cada una de las construcciones que son pequeños en las proyecciones y eso dificulta su visualizacion, (tal vez deberian estar solos en una imagen, no con otros elementos, pues al ampliarlos se pierde mucha definicion...pero solo son sugerencias.
von Wojciech W•
Oct 20, 2018
Fascinating journey through Mediterranean. You can learn a lot about Phoneicians and their Sicilian colony of Motya. The course is amazing also because professor Lorenzo shows real excavations and takes You to museum to better understand the topic.
von daniela p•
Nov 02, 2018
este curso es muy bueno te ayuda a aprender mas acerca de nuestro hermoso pasado su cultura, arquitectura , su sociedad entre otras cosas
saludos desde VENEZUELA
von Damon T R•
Jul 07, 2018
Sep 11, 2017
Fascinating and right up my alley!! Thank you, Coursera!!
von Júlio C M d F•
Jan 17, 2018
von Alexandre M•
Feb 01, 2018
Big title MOOC very much just about a small island, Motya, but great content and entertaining course.
von Deleted A•
Aug 10, 2017
wonderful explanation along with good slides and maps and incredible readings
but the main organization was my favorite part because I learned so much about ancient cities as well as Motya
von Laurence B•
Jul 10, 2017
I really enjoy this course and learn a lot of things about the Phenicians. Thank you.
von Noorali H•
Feb 09, 2018
This is my real archaeology course. Looking for more prehistory courses. This course has taught me how much non-literary evidence can enlighten us about the remote past. There is so much mute evidence that I had been ignoring in trying to study ancient religions. Thank you for the amazing clarity of the presentation.
von Pete M•
Aug 06, 2017
A tough but rewarding course providing an overview of the Phoenician culture in Mozia.
von Charles E M•
Jun 27, 2018
von LUISA S•
Jun 07, 2018
que ha de sido de gran interés para mí. Excelente el trabajo del curso y fantástico el profesor. Muchas gracias por todo. Sois lo mejor que conozco. A mis 68 años tengo mucho interés para conocer y lo debo a vuestras oportunidades. Saludos para todos.
Jul 29, 2017
A very informative and interesting study of the origins of Mediterranean civilization. The course is packed with examples and explanations and delivered by the superb Prof. Nigro
von Cecilia C•
Aug 01, 2017
Thank you, Professor Nigro and team, for this wonderful and enlightening Course! I have enjoyed myself immensely and I am sorry the Course is finished. I will keep myself informed about Motya, I love it! Grazie mille! Cecilia
von Bishwaksen B•
Mar 10, 2018
Very informative and beautifully presented
von Fiona S•
Mar 06, 2018
This was a really interesting course with a very enthusiastic and inspiring lecturer.
Aug 04, 2017