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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

DA
May 27, 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 24, 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 Matheus A

Dec 3, 2020

Curso de altíssimo nível!

By Qn1ko 1

Dec 28, 2020

interesting introduction

By Margarita S

Jun 24, 2020

It was verte interesting

By Paul W

Apr 21, 2020

A fun and simple course.

By Owais R

Sep 10, 2017

An excellent experience!

By Justine S

Dec 9, 2016

Definitely worth taking!

By Keith K

Jan 24, 2021

I really learned a lot!

By Dorra O

Mar 21, 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 5, 2018

well done introduction

By Celia

Feb 4, 2021

Maravilloso. Gracias!

By María E B

Jul 16, 2020

excelente y muy ameno

By büşra

Apr 2, 2020

It was pleasure to me

By Lisa L

Feb 26, 2018

informative and fun!!

By Kingsley O

Nov 26, 2020

it is extraordinary

By Christopher a

Dec 11, 2017

Brilliant thank you

By Carlos M G

Oct 3, 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 Pratikkumar D

Jun 17, 2020

Excellent course

By Kartik K

May 3, 2020

Excellent course

By Carla G

Sep 6, 2018

Very informative