This was an incredibly detailed course that provided an in-depth and interesting view of ancient Egypt. I would highly recommend this as an essential course for those interested in Egypt's history.
I really enjoyed the history of Ancient Egypt. I have viewed the treasures of Tutankhamun twice. This class gave me a more in depth view of the culture and the art of Ancient Egypt. Thank you.
By Lucy H•
Thoroughly enjoyed this course as it gave me something interesting to learn since finishing university.
I would suggest making the lectures a little more exciting as something they can seem very monotone.
I really enjoyed the hieroglyphs and was impressed with Dr Silverman's skills of writing backwards!
By RESSE B•
Nice class, I particularly enjoyed the part 5 and 6. The part about the hieroglyphes could have been very interesting also, but you should try to "bring (more) life" (di-'nx) to these videos. But any wayn thank you for your workd, it was nice to study from this mooc.
By Christine B•
Excellent course even if the delivery is a bit dry. The content is top notch from an expert with plenty of visual aids. Time well spent if you like history and/or Ancient Egypt.
By Maria C F L•
Interesting course although I was expecting more discussions on the actual wonders instead of an introduction to the art, religion, language and history of ancient egypt.
I chose ancient Egyptian history because I wanted to see the Pyramids, the Nile River. Now, after understanding the culture here, there is a sense of awe in my heart.
By Celeste H•
This was a great course to do! Quick and easy! Sometimes I found the lectures weren't quite linear and became a bit confusing, but it was really fun to learn!
By Miguel P•
Highly interesting and well exposed. It really open the appetite for further knowledge of such amazing subject.
Congratulations to everyone involved!!!!
By Myvanwy W•
i enjoyed this more than the last ancient Egypt course, I think the delivery was better. Overall well organised and easy to follow
By Elizabeth L•
Loved the amount of information in this course. I have always been fascinated by Egypt and it ancient dynasties. Thanks :)
By Play G•
The Professor speaks a bit slowly but the problem can be easily solved by going onto 1.25 or even 1.50 speed.
Despite feeling like a bit of a basic entry-level course, I learned a lot of new things. Great quality MOOC.
By Lorenzo G•
It was really great to get a close insight into Ancient Egyptian history, culture and rituals
By Simone H•
interesting information, but I had to play the videos in 2x speed bc he talked so slow
By David O C•
Excellent course in Egyptian culture, language, artifacts, and archeology research.
By Drew S•
Unenthusiastic and talks a little slow. 2x speed fixes it tho lol
By Varun N•
The course was concise and is highly recommended for beginners
By Clotilde D•
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
By Jennifer A•
Great information dispersed in small segments.
By Susan A•
Fascinating! Glad I took this one.
By Bishwaksen B•
Nice course,really enjoyed it
By Nicholas M B•
I liked it a lot
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By Alan G•
What should be an interesting subject was spoiled by the rather dry delivery of the 'lecturer'.
Additionally it appears that these courses are also a good way of them gaining royalties from the recommendation of their own book for the course, this seems to be a regular occurence with any of the courses I've done on this platform!
Lastly, did we really need the huge list of credits after every lecture? Sometimes they lasted longer than the lecture did!
By Alena T•
From the course, you can learn some interesting facts about ancient Egypt. But I would not call the course well structured. In some places, the narrative seems cut off and unrelated.
Anyway, many thanks to David for his contribution and the opportunity to learn something new.
By Bruce w•
The presentations were interesting but why doe every segment include almost three minutes of credits? Most annoying. Credits once in the course are expected, maybe once a week but every segment??? I'll think twice about subscribing to a U Penn course again