Created by:  University of Pennsylvania

  • David P. Silverman

    Taught by:  David P. Silverman, Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology

    Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
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University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 334 ratings

I had a lot of fun learning this course. As a student of Art and also being a museum geek, it will help me a lot in future to explain others regarding the Ancient Egyptians.

Thank you so much Coursera for existing and bringing in universities like Penn into the online learning forum.

This course has been a really good experience. I learnt a lot and I enjoyed each of the videos and content since it provided me a new perspective about the studies that researchers have in different parts of the world. Although this is not my main field of study, I have always been interested in this amazing culture. I hope one day I have the opportunity to visit the museum in Philadelphia and of course, go the Egypt soon. Best wishes, thanks a lot!

I really loved this course! It was like a wonderful book that I was sad to fnish, and, like any good teacher, Professor Silverman left you longing for more opportunities to learn about this incredible culture. His inclusion of a little information on the vastly unexplored predynastic period, before Ancient Egypt became the superpower that we recognise it as today, was truly riveting. I really hope that he will do more courses for Coursera, especially on the earliest periods of the civilisation's existance, and perhaps some on decifering Middle Egyptian, as his unrushed teaching style and linguistics background would make him well suited for such a task. Also, the value of the weekly forum discussions is absolutely immesurable, as it gave students the chance to cover a wide range of topics only just touched on in the lectures.

Course is a great introduction to Ancient Egypt, format and outline is well thought out.