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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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151 - Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization 的 175 個評論(共 322 個)

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 Chandler W

Aug 18, 2017

Provided great background info on the culture and revealed new perspectives-I learned a great deal about how diverse and dynamic the legacy of ancient Egyptian civilizations are and gained better fact-based knowledge that contradicted some of the info I learned in the past.

創建者 Mathieu R

Dec 11, 2016

This course was very interesting. I feel very lucky to get this opportunity to understand more some of the old Egypt mysteries. Thank you !

創建者 Noureldin M E

Nov 10, 2016

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

創建者 Jorge A A E

Dec 07, 2016

Excellent course and very easy to follow.

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 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 Marissa H

Dec 12, 2016

This course was enlightening, to say the least. Dr. Silverman is very knowledgeable in his field and every time he mentioned some artifact in the Penn Museum, it made me more and more interested in visiting.

創建者 Lara F

Jan 10, 2018

I hoped when I started this course that I would develop a framework for understanding and building on knowledge about Ancient Egypt. The course gave a useful taster of different elements of this fascinating society and has inspired me to learn more. Exactly as I hoped.

創建者 Elaine C

Feb 07, 2017

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創建者 Lara R

Jun 08, 2017

I enjoyed the course very much. It was a great introduction to ancient Egypt

創建者 Erin L

Feb 25, 2017

A quick but thorough introduction to Ancient Egypt, with the added bonus of serving as an introduction to the Penn Museum's Ancient Egypt collection

創建者 Andrés R

Aug 01, 2017

¡Muy interesante, práctico y conciso!

創建者 Alex B

Aug 22, 2017

Very interesting and easy-going course!

創建者 George G

Jul 17, 2017

The course was a very comprehensive Introduction into Ancient Egyptian history. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in this great civilisation. The lectures were well thought out, engaging and relevant to meeting the course assessment criteria.

I sincerely thank the team at Coursera, the Penn Museum and David Silverman for their efforts in putting together such a great course!

創建者 Ruslan K

Oct 20, 2017

It was an unforgettable weekend with this course!

創建者 Adham B

Dec 05, 2016

excellent thanks for your help

創建者 Mary R

Aug 14, 2017

Very informative and interesting! I would love more courses on Ancient Egypt from this University

創建者 Robert L

Mar 05, 2017

It was very interesting and the Professor was very knowledgable. I enjoyed the course work and readings.

Thank you.

創建者 Podoinikova M

Jul 28, 2017

Thank you! Actually it was great time i've spent with this course, it takes 3 days and partly my knowledge in these sphere. Also I want to say, that Penn museum is really great, and I wish every worker and museologist a lot of new artefacts and professional inspiration.

創建者 Kimberly S

May 30, 2017

I LOVED this course! So interesting!

創建者 Lucy I D L R T

Jan 03, 2018

Excelente la información proporcionada de una manera muy didáctica, amena y sencilla

創建者 Mary A S

Apr 11, 2018

great course