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 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 Krzysztof B•
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 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
By Rodolfo T M•
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
By Fred V•
A dull tone, and over-reliance on the artefacts of the Penn museum, as if there were no other museums for egyptology in the world, are a few of the issues within this introduction course.
By Alexandra B•
The sound quality isn't very good.
By Вавилова Е Г•
Курс не соответствует названию. При упоминании Чудес Древнего Египта больше представляются храмы Карнака, гробница Нефертари. В текстах под видео полно ошибок. Вместо Тутмоса IV - Моисей, Пенн музей стал Пейн музей.
By Deleted A•
I did not understang how videos were cut each week. Why 10 videos of 5 to 10 minutes with half the time for photographic credits (!!!!) where all could be said in one 30 minutes video ? Students can concentrate for 30 minutes in a row.
Course was easy, sometimes even light. As long as you like Ancient Egypt, you already know, for example, everything that is said in week 6 regarding Tut's tomb discovery.
I have no doubt that Dr Silverman is an extremely capable professionnal but he is not an the best speaker for a course : the tone is grim and lacks some passion.
By Kimberly C•
It wouldnt let me do anything but read the transcripts. I have tried to unenroll so it won't hurt my grade but it wont let me.
By Asal A•