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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Week 1

5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies4m
Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer's eye4m
1 reading
Supplementary Course Text5m
1 practice exercise
Astronomy with the naked eye: how the ancients saw the sky15m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Week 2

4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Astronomy, power and architecture15m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Week 3

5 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar6m
The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten5m
1 practice exercise
Ancient Egypt15m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Week 4

4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
The Pre-Columbian world15m
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Top reviews from Archaeoastronomy

By IIMar 3rd 2019

Amazingly made MOOC. Perhaps it feels a bit short in comparison to some of the others, but the material is well presented and the suggested readings give plenty of opportunity for further learning.

By DENov 10th 2017

It was a very interesting course, and had addressed the subject matter in an organized manner. It was challenging at times, but maintained my interest throughout the course.

Instructor

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Giulio Magli

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Dept. of Mathematics

About Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological University, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. From 2014 Politecnico di Milano started the release of several MOOCs, developed by the service for digital learning METID (Methods and Innovative Technologies for Learning), giving everybody the chance to enhance personal skills....

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