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About the Course

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....

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SD

May 28, 2018

This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.\n\nDo join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!

RR

Mar 25, 2020

First online course and I loved every moment of it! It felt really refreshing to hear some old names that I used to study as a child. Well done and thanks again for the amazing opportunity!

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By André O L C

Dec 10, 2016

I liked so much!! Thank you Dr. Silvermann. It's was amazing course.

By Sheryl R D

Jul 13, 2020

I love taking this class. A lot of wonderful information.

Thank you!

By Jose A M

Jan 05, 2018

Fantastic course that provides a great general overview of Ancient

By Andrej S

Dec 21, 2018

Great. Need to do this a few times to catch up with everything...

By David W

Jan 05, 2017

Fascinating survey course of Egyptian life, death, and folk-lore.

By Christopher M

May 12, 2020

fantastic really enjoyed this interesting and informative course

By Nancy M

Dec 01, 2019

The book for the course is excellent and helps with the quizzes.

By Kelly-Anne G

May 14, 2019

Excellent course to introduce the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

By Akhilesh S

May 14, 2018

Excellent introduction to the world of the Ancient Egyptians!

By 王清扬

Nov 29, 2016

Thank you ,professor!I really learned a by taking the lesson.

By Wolf

Nov 11, 2019

Amazing course, really fantastic! Detailed but not complex!

By Leonard S

Jan 02, 2018

Interesting introduction by a very accomplished instructor

By Jose R P

Aug 15, 2017

Amazing intro about Ancient Egypt !! I want to learn more

By Elizabeth S C

May 02, 2020

Excellent information. I have really enjoyed this course.

By Laura G M

Feb 03, 2020

Fascinating and easey to follow. Great lecturer. Loved it

By Güneş E

Sep 11, 2017

It was quite good for an introduction course, thank you.

By Magdalena A

Aug 25, 2020

Amazing course which gives a lot of useful information.

By Daniel P M

Feb 12, 2018

Amazing course, it´s really amazing how he explains it.

By Ar.Muktheeshwar E

Sep 02, 2020

EXCELLENT COURSE FOR THE HISTORY LEARNERS AND TEACHERS

By Julio R

Apr 06, 2019

A WONDERFULL INTRODUCCION TO A MARVELOUS CIVILIZATION

By michael r

Aug 10, 2020

It was a awesome course. I love the Egyptian culture

By suradech p

Apr 09, 2020

Excellent in both teaching and information provided

By Lana G

May 19, 2020

Loved it. Great beginner course for ancient Egypt!

By Meguid E N

Apr 11, 2020

Excellent course and excellent organiser/lecturer!