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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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VE

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.

SJ

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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von Hérlon R B

30. Jan. 2020

Agradável e flexível. Farei outros cursos com certeza. Recomendo.

von Marcela R V

5. März 2019

A very complete course, I learned new things, excellent teacher.

von kouassi n c

10. Nov. 2017

très bon cours facile à étudier et à comprendre je le recommande

von Lisa F

25. Nov. 2020

What a fact filled adventure into the history of Ancient Egypt!

von Jorge A A E

25. Mai 2018

Excellent course material. Very Interesting and easy to follow.

von louis f d m p s

13. Juni 2020

Very instructive and interesting. Thanks and congratulations.

von Ariane M

28. Jan. 2022

B​rilliant course, as the first one was as well. Thank you!

von Christine V

24. Juni 2020

Loved it- and I learned a lot... Thanks for offering this!

von Mansi

30. Juni 2019

One of the best courses for intermediate level Egyptology!

von Muhammad R R

2. Mai 2019

The all course lectures are very amazing and informative.

von Leslie G

10. Juni 2021

Very informative and interesting. Love Ancient Egyptian.

von Christopher M

28. Apr. 2020

Fantastic course, loved every minute. Have learnt a lot.

von Gladis E S

12. Aug. 2019

Excellent Course!!!

Prof. Gladis E. Simonian Minassian

von marie f

17. März 2020

Very informative and well explained. Enjoy it fully

von Deidra G

2. Feb. 2022

Great course, very informative and easy to follow!

von masumi h

29. Juli 2020

I really enjoyed the course. Thank you very much.

von Cheryl F

29. Apr. 2021

Excellent course with great lectures and visuals.

von Meghan T

5. Dez. 2020

really interesting, i wish there were a "part 3!"

von María A T T

26. Jan. 2021

Amazing, so full of rich information. Thank you!

von Tishema N C

20. Juni 2020

One of the best Egyptian study's I have learned.

von Gary C

11. Apr. 2020

Excellent course. Really great course. Thank you

von Shashina B

14. Juni 2020

The class was very informative and interesting!

von Linda R

1. Juni 2021

T​his course contrains a wealth of information

von Eduardo P

24. Apr. 2020

great teacher !! amazing information and topic

von Tandy B

3. Aug. 2022

P​roof that online education is the future