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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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von Nicola R

18. Feb. 2018

Really enjoyed the course!

von Mary C

15. Mai 2021

excellent and informative


9. Juni 2019

Amaizing course i love it

von Poliane m a

25. Sep. 2020

Enriquecimento cultural.

von Abadir S Y

5. Mai 2019

egypt great civilization


23. Mai 2021


Extremely Satisfied

von Amal A E I

7. Mai 2018

Very good i loved it .

von Christopher a

22. Feb. 2018

Great enjoyable course

von Andrea M B

23. Sep. 2021

I liked this course.

von Samuel G

8. Juli 2020

What a great course!

von John T

19. Jan. 2021

Excellent material.

von Keawalin S

25. Juli 2020

it was very great!

von Jean M O

1. Okt. 2020

Loved this course!

von Simran S

20. Sep. 2019

Wonderful course

von Kaswandy M

25. Mai 2021

The best course

von Katherine S

21. Juli 2020

Awesome course!

von Patricia B

19. Mai 2020

simply awesome!

von Saud I A

23. Feb. 2021

Simply Amazing

von Consuelo S V

27. Feb. 2019


von Cara M

3. Mai 2020

It was great!

von Dr K T J

6. Juli 2021


von Инна В

21. Jan. 2018

Great cours

von Leonardo M

24. März 2021

Just great

von Nikolaos K

14. Jan. 2018


von Megan F

12. Jan. 2018