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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!

GP

Mar 21, 2018

Learned more then I could have wished for, this is the best course I have had on Ancient Egypt. Thank you Professor David P. Silverman, you made this class very interesting.

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創建者 Ralph N

Jun 22, 2017

Great Course

創建者 Debra T

Nov 14, 2016

An fantastic course with plenty of informative information that is current.

創建者 Brent M

May 13, 2017

Course is a great introduction to Ancient Egypt, format and outline is well thought out.

創建者 Anne E

Oct 09, 2017

Excellent diversion from contemporary ordeals and a joy to consider how much our society shares in common with ancient Egypt.

Thanks much!

創建者 Katie S

Apr 29, 2018

Can't wait for the Wonders follow up to get going.

創建者 John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Outstanding Course. Highly recommended

創建者 Antonina Z

Dec 12, 2016

Very nice and interesting course, to learn more about Egypt history and culture.

創建者 Julia B

Apr 18, 2018

Very informative, and easy for beginners to grasp!

創建者 Svetlana

Dec 12, 2016

Thank you! Very interesting course.

創建者 Susan B

Feb 28, 2017

Very interesting course. I was surprised to find how little I knew about Ancient Egyptians.

創建者 daniel e

Nov 13, 2017

This was very interesting and informative course on Egyptian mystery and purpose of their faith.

創建者 Claudette D

Apr 23, 2017

~.~ IRRESIS

創建者 Peter B

Nov 26, 2016

Dr. Silverman the the content in this course is wonderful. Thanks for the great videos and thought-provoking questions. Please give us more courses on Ancient Egypt.

創建者 Noureldin M E

Nov 10, 2016

I have enjoyed this interesting course about my beloved country, thank you

創建者 Leonard S

Jan 02, 2018

Interesting introduction by a very accomplished instructor

創建者 David W

Jan 05, 2017

Fascinating survey course of Egyptian life, death, and folk-lore.

創建者 Claire H

May 29, 2017

Dr. Silverman is clear and easy to follow, and I appreciated the many suggested readings that were available online from various institutions. As with any good introduction/overview, it left me more interested and wanting to study the subject in more depth.

創建者 Glenn P

Mar 21, 2018

Learned more then I could have wished for, this is the best course I have had on Ancient Egypt. Thank you Professor David P. Silverman, you made this class very interesting.

創建者 Cristina M

Apr 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this course and I will miss Dr SIlverman's voice. This course made me eaer to kearn more about Ancient Egypt. Thank you.

創建者 Tintu M

Feb 09, 2017

Excellent. A load of new things to know. Helps a lot to understand the diversity and the way of life of people who are ancient and also most intelligent.

創建者 carmen m s

Dec 06, 2017

Fantástico

創建者 Barb F

May 25, 2017

I've always been interested in ancient Egypt and enjoy reading about and testing my knowledge of it when I can. It's interesting to hear from archeologists on what new finds or facts are discovered. I was very happy to be able to visit Egypt and see first hand many of the temples and tombs there and, when it's a bit safer, would love to go back!

Thank you so much for and interesting and informative class. I enjoyed it very much!

創建者 Julia C

Jun 14, 2017

I loved this course. It was taught with enthusiasm and there were lots of illustrative examples of objects

創建者 Güneş E

Sep 11, 2017

It was quite good for an introduction course, thank you.

創建者 Vera

Oct 29, 2017

Very interesting course. I think it's a great place to start your journey through human history. The course is not too fast paced, provides subtitles and is generally easy to understand. Try it, you won't be disappointed.