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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....

Top reviews

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 Dorra O

Mar 22, 2020

Je suis très satisfaite

By elina a

Jul 25, 2020

Very enjoyable course.

By Rory H

Feb 19, 2019

Absolutely fascinating

By Christos V

Apr 05, 2018

well done introduction

By María E B

Jul 17, 2020

excelente y muy ameno

By büşra

Apr 02, 2020

It was pleasure to me

By Lisa L

Feb 27, 2018

informative and fun!!

By Christopher a

Dec 11, 2017

Brilliant thank you

By Carlos M G

Oct 03, 2018

Excellent teacher.

By Anna

Mar 10, 2020

Excellent course!

By maria

Dec 20, 2019

Excellent!!!!!!!!

By Marcela R V

Mar 12, 2019

Excellent course.

By Pere R A

Jun 18, 2020

Very interesting

By Diyora P K

Jun 17, 2020

Excellent course

By Kartik K

May 03, 2020

Excellent course

By Carla G

Sep 06, 2018

Very informative

By Olga L P

Aug 10, 2020

Was really good

By Verónica M d C L

Jul 19, 2020

great course!!!

By Amanda C

Jun 24, 2020

Amazing course!

By Davor B

Apr 21, 2020

Exellent course

By Joel

Aug 17, 2018

Wonderful intro

By Ant W

Sep 12, 2017

Amazing course!

By Grace

May 08, 2017

A great course!

By Karma N

Apr 19, 2020

Amazing!!!!!!!

By 施培玲

Dec 04, 2016

资料很丰富,视频讲解很清晰。