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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)....



10. Juli 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.


13. Apr. 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.

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3. Nov. 2018

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

von Carolina G J

21. Juni 2022

A great way to start a journey trhought the knowledge of ancienct Egyptian kingdom

von Bruna F

29. Mai 2020

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

von Therese M M

16. Aug. 2019

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

von Monica G

20. März 2020

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

von Lora H

3. Apr. 2020

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

von Sam R

18. Apr. 2020

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

von Thùy P

21. Mai 2019

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

von antman2015_ 6

20. Dez. 2021

Great introductory-subsequent course on the civilization of Ancient-Egypt!

von Guilherme I D

10. Jan. 2018

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

von Alicia L C

12. Apr. 2020

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

von Johane M

22. Mai 2020

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

von Michelle D

17. Juni 2018

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

von Lisa L

20. März 2018

very fun and informative course !! thank you for making it available!!

von Irina S

13. Okt. 2019

Thank you so much, it was a lot of fun! I really loved this course :)

von David A

22. Juli 2022

Excellent overview of ancient Egypt from Old Kingdom to New Kingdom!

von Carlos A G P

7. Juni 2020

Excelente course, Dr. Silverman explains everything in great detail!

von Abbie M

15. Mai 2020

A wonderful in depth look in the the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.

von Janet B

12. Jan. 2020

Great course with lots of material and visuals from the Penn Museum.

von Lina K

6. Sep. 2019

it is very useful and wonderful course , thank you so much courseera

von Christopher J M

28. Jan. 2021

Thank you for these two excellent courses that build in enjoyment.

von Susan M

10. Mai 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would like to learn much more

von Rebecca B

3. Nov. 2021

I learned so much from this course. It was absolutely fantastic!