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!
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 Menna t M•
Mar 12, 2019
slightly boring way of explaining the history behind every statue by the tutor with a monotonous voice tone
創建者 Robert B C•
Jan 14, 2019
Very intensive course!
創建者 Rachel A•
Dec 12, 2016
Fantastic content, I really learnt some new things
創建者 Christian W•
Nov 20, 2016
Nice and rather short course, giving a good introduction about Ancient Egypt.
創建者 Christopher D•
Oct 11, 2017
Very interesting and informative
創建者 Mack G•
May 03, 2017
Lots of detail, particularly about the Penn museum.
創建者 Harry F•
Nov 07, 2016
The course was interesting and contained a lot of information. However, the quiz questions are not all answered in the lectures. Several times I had to go to outside sources to answer some questions. Please go through your quiz materials and make sure that the answers are presented clearly in the lectures. Or more easily, rewrite the quizzes to contain only lecture material.
創建者 Tamar W•
Feb 21, 2018
Frequently even with my sound turned full up I have difficulties hearing the Coursera classes.
創建者 Ajlan A•
Nov 13, 2016
needs more data visiualizations.. images that used repeated many times which is confusinng.
創建者 Heather L•
Dec 09, 2016
A very good basic introduction to Ancient Egypt. But, if you have already taken a similar course or read several books on the topic, you won't find anything new. The instructor knows his stuff but doesn't seem very passionate or engaging.
創建者 Kate M•
Feb 06, 2017
Very interesting material covered by the course. The Professor teaching it sounds a little dry.
創建者 Susan E B•
Oct 22, 2017
As I was going through the course, it struck me that I was hearing almost the same thing I studied in my courses in the early 1970's in which the material for the sphinx and Giza pyramids was based on determinations by "scholars" from the 1880's and early 1900's. I was also surprised that no consideration was given for more recent re-interpretations of the timeframe for the sphinx, in view of studies done on the possible water erosion, possible reshaping of the head and so on. To me, these theories are worth mentioning as possibilities; thus, I felt some disappointment.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the course overall and enjoyed seeing so many different artifacts that helped define different eras in the history of Egypt. I also enjoyed learning about the dig in which the university is involved. Thanks!
創建者 Marly Y•
Jan 16, 2017
It needs more written notes so that it would be easier for a person follow up.
創建者 Michal A•
May 25, 2017
Very pleasant narrative, although a bit arbitrary choice of topics. At some points it got too detailed in relation to the general overall nature of the course.
創建者 Jay G•
Nov 13, 2017
Great course. I wish it demonstrated more of the Nubian culture of Egypt as well. One of the last videos, was disappointing to see a clearly black Mummy whose name was Pontious (sp) which means Black or Nubian, and the narrator made a disclaimer on it. Also, the narrator appeared as if he was frightened and reading from a script the entire time. Sort of took away from the lecture. Other than that it was a good class.
創建者 Valentin P•
Nov 15, 2016
I did learn a few new things, but I would have to say the course is very easy to pass. The hardest part is the essay questions, but these are optional. Anyone having basic knowledge of Egyptian history could pass all the quizzes without doing anything else. You only have to get 50% correct.
The recorded lectures were good, but not great. The speaker is reading the transcript and it seems like for the first time. He is not speaking naturally and it's a bit stiff.
Nevertheless, for someone just starting, the course has all the essential information needed and you will learn a lot.
創建者 Sanjeet A•
Feb 11, 2017
A good introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Egyptian people. If you are truly interested in the subject, further independent research is absolutely required to gain more than a perfunctory understanding of the topic.
創建者 Mitchel W•
Jun 23, 2017
Course was intresting, material was explained in a way that most people would have understood it. Even without a degree in history or anything like that. However David P Silverman is not a person to be put in front of a camera. He doesn't look at the camera and I think this is caused because most of the time he is reading of what he wants to say. Apart from that he speaks in one tone all the time wich in due time gets quit boring. Try to sound more entheusiastic. I know he probarbly is, it just doesn't show on camera.
創建者 Sharon P•
Dec 11, 2016
The course was very enjoyable. I would like to see a video lesson the geography of Egypt as there is much mention of locations in the early lessons. There is nothing about temples or rituals or the Valley of the Kings. Perhaps this could be a 2-part course with more themes. Many of the url links I tried to look at do not work. That needs to be addressed.
創建者 Paraskevi G•
Nov 09, 2017
Very interesting course that doesn't require the learner to have any knowledge on ancient Egypt. Regardless, it is also interesting for people involved in Archaeology (especially beginners who may not have had much contact with the area yet) since it provides interesting and accessible information. The lector is easy to comprehend, very knowledgeable and shows many examples but it is obvious that he reads his speech from a screen in front of him and that makes his lectures rather stiff and less enthusiastic.
創建者 Toni M•
Oct 15, 2017
Good information, organized in an interesting and unique way. The graphics and labeling are beautiful.
The course is flawed, however, by the way the professor is obviously reading a script from a teleprompter. His delivery is uncomfortably slow. and. Awkward. withunatural. pauses. In. hisspeech. I wish he would just talk! He seems knowledgeable but his passion for the the subject is ruined by the stilted speech. My favorite video was the last one, where he and a lab technician are in a restoration lab, and the two of them are just talking. If the entire course had been that way, it would be a 5-star winner.
創建者 kouassi n c•
Aug 06, 2017
très bon cours dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de sous-titres en français j'ai appris beaucoup sur ce pays
創建者 Amber B•
Aug 20, 2017
I had fun with this course and definitely learned a lot from it. It seemed easier than it should have been for being labeled an intermediate course, I felt it should have been more in depth for that ranking. Overall good course if a bit basic.
創建者 Jessica I S G•
Jun 11, 2017
Muy básico para mi gusto pero es una buena introducción para aquellos que desconocen la cultura egipcia.
創建者 Annewsa G•
Jun 30, 2017
The knowledge I acquired was very insightful and all inclusive. It clears your fundamental concept of the politics, cults, myth, and ritual of ancient Egypt. The lectures cover diverse topics and attention to the lectures are enough to understand the course to the point of repeating them to others.