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課程概述

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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451 - Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization 的 475 個評論(共 509 個)

創建者 Mack G

May 03, 2017

Lots of detail, particularly about the Penn museum.

Descriptive

創建者 Philippe A

Dec 20, 2016

Interesting class, which give a good overview of Ancient Egypt.

創建者 Enrique U U

May 04, 2019

It's been a very interesting course, quick and easy to follow.

創建者 Shreya S

Mar 19, 2020

I learnt interesting facts about Egypt that blew my mind.

創建者 Clotilde D

Oct 20, 2018

Thanks for all the informations, it's a great course !

創建者 Rachel A

Dec 12, 2016

Fantastic content, I really learnt some new things

創建者 Rony K

May 05, 2020

very interesting course! I love ancient Egypt

創建者 Cecilia C

Jun 27, 2017

So interesting! I really learned a lot!

創建者 Abram y

May 26, 2020

فى بعض الفيديوهات غير مترجمة بالعربية

創建者 laura b b

Mar 04, 2018

Good, clear and well balanced. less t

創建者 Christopher D

Oct 11, 2017

Very interesting and informative

創建者 Marisha W

Sep 05, 2017

Enjoyable course. Thank you!

創建者 Varun N

May 26, 2020

Good one for beginners

創建者 Robert B C

Jan 14, 2019

Very intensive course!

創建者 Joyce U

Apr 14, 2019

I'm learning so much.

創建者 Elisabetta F

Oct 09, 2017

It's interesting .

創建者 Mark G

Apr 24, 2020

Love course

創建者 Catherine F

Jun 16, 2019

Interesting.

創建者 Jp C

May 29, 2017

Interesting

創建者 Jamima S

Jul 06, 2019

Loved it!

創建者 EL B M

Apr 27, 2019

NICE

創建者 Ygor K B

Feb 19, 2019

good

創建者 Brinda J

Dec 05, 2016

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創建者 G R C

Jun 27, 2017

The material in this course is of a high standard as one would expect. However, the presentation leaves much to be desired. The video transcripts need to be proofread and corrected and at least one is missing. Where errors in videos have been made, or material changed for other reasons, the video 'drop ins' are clumsy. This is only presentational, but it matters. More seriously, questions in the quiz sometimes refer to subjects that have not been taught in the lectures and don't even feature in the suggested background reading material. Some participants would find this quite disheartening . Finally, while Dr Silverman is, clearly, an eminent academic, he is not a natural presenter, reading from a script and uncomfortable on camera. Overall, while the content is very interesting, the course could do with a makeover.

創建者 Max B

Dec 16, 2016

The course was extremely easy. I hoped it would be more of a challenge. No homework, only a 10 questions test every week (that is also extremely easy). As someone who's always been interested in Ancient Egypt, I already knew some things and ended up being able to pass the tests with 90-100% without even following the course. It's really an introduction for people who are pretty much new to the subject, so I'd recommend it, but for people who are looking for something more, you might find it boring. Even though the teacher is nice, the description of the course made me hope that it would be more interesting visually. I mostly read the transcriptions instead of watching the videos, because the teacher would just stand there and talk without moving, and it was not stimulating to me.