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About the Course

Which are the deepest roots of that mix of cultures that we use to call ‘Mediterranean Civilization’? Which are comminglings and exchanges which produced its most complete fruit, i.e. the city, a place for landscape-modelling communities? And which elements did contribute to build up that baulk of customs, ideas, and innovations which compelled to confrontation and hybridizations different peoples for millennia? What did it made, from pottery to metallurgy, from gastronomy to architecture, from art to religion, of a sea a cradle of civilization? Archaeology may help in disentangling such questions, seeking unexpected answers , by tinkering what ancient Mediterranean peoples left buried in the ground. A privileged point of view of our course is the ancient Phoenician city of Motya, located exactly at the centre of the “sea in the middle”. Throughout the live experience of excavation, with images taken on the field, this course will let you touch the many tesserae of the great mosaic of the Mediterranean Civilization. The field diary of the archaeologist, and the handpick will be the two tools, which will lead us across the sea to discover what such early cities actually were, and how their contribute is still a major part of our shared memory....

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DA

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

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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

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51 - 75 of 115 Reviews for At the Origins of the Mediterranean Civilization: Archaeology of the City from the Levant to the West - 3rd-1st millennium BC

By Pete M

Aug 06, 2017

A tough but rewarding course providing an overview of the Phoenician culture in Mozia.

By Fiona S

Mar 06, 2018

This was a really interesting course with a very enthusiastic and inspiring lecturer.

By Laurence B

Jul 10, 2017

I really enjoy this course and learn a lot of things about the Phenicians. Thank you.

By Jane H

Jul 31, 2020

I learned a great deal about a place I had never heard of before.

By henry h

Jun 21, 2020

Excellent,very well presented Look forward to future courses

By Yuval K

Dec 11, 2019

Great course!

I like the way the Professor pass the material.

By Paolo A

Sep 07, 2020

Very interesting and an amazing amount of detail covered.

By susan

Sep 11, 2017

Fascinating and right up my alley!! Thank you, Coursera!!

By Raúl H P

Aug 01, 2020

Excellent course, this profesor is a good investigator!

By Jorge P F

May 13, 2020

I love the teacher and the course was really great

By Ксения К

Oct 09, 2019

Very interesting course! Enjoyed it a lot!!

By Bishwaksen B

Mar 10, 2018

Very informative and beautifully presented

By Charles M G

Mar 17, 2019

wonderful course, I'm really liking it.

By Zeytuna S

May 30, 2020

very informative and interesting

By Flo

May 21, 2020

Merci, c'était très instructif !

By Melissa C

May 10, 2019

The instructor is great!

By Xavier K

Jul 17, 2020

Loved it. Top teacher!

By Bindu V S

Aug 16, 2020

Interesting topic

By Thomas v d B

Mar 26, 2020

very well done

By Júlio C M d F

Jan 17, 2018

Fantastic !

By Catherine L

Aug 13, 2020

Thank You.

By Jisha N

Jul 17, 2020

Very Good

By David B

Jul 31, 2017

Excellent

By Claudette D

Oct 06, 2019

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