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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....



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!


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!


251 - Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization 的 275 個評論(共 581 個)

創建者 Antonina Z


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

創建者 Junia P


This course was amazing, it was like travelling to the Ancient Egypt. Thank you!

創建者 Sven S


Very interesting course. Handles many aspects of ancient Egypt. Enjoyed it a lot

創建者 Sanjana S M


Excellent Course I really found it interesting and history is super fascinating

創建者 Louise M E d S


I loved taking this course. Congratulations to the team for the excellent work.

創建者 Rhiannon P


Greatly enjoyed the course! (as did my toddler, who watched most of it as well)

創建者 Adrean J


David I enjoyed the course and I will purchase my certificate later this month.



I loved it, it is very concise and a good way iniciate in the egytian history.

創建者 Melissa S


Interesting course- I learned a lot. The lab video was especially interesting!

創建者 Gavin O


A very enjoyable and concise course delivered in manageable bite sized chunks.

創建者 Gregg H


Interesting narrative with great video, the recommended book was very helpful.

創建者 Lara R


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

創建者 Abdalla S


Precise and straight-to-the-point! I'd love to study in more advanced course.

創建者 eliza s


Very interesting and learned a lot that I had not known about ancient Egypt.

創建者 Angelina W


Lectures are very short, but there are many. Very informative despite this.

創建者 Nelly M C C


An excellent way to introduce oneself to the wonders of Egypt, its history.

創建者 Debra T


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

創建者 Aditya R


Superb course! Those interested in history and its specifics must take it.

創建者 Peta A


Thank you 🙏

Most enjoyable course, well presented and the material was A1.

創建者 Noureldin M E


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

創建者 Rachael B


Very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it and all the clips from the museum

創建者 Guido D


Great, introductory and well developed course, grateful to have taken it!

創建者 Vanessa S


I liked that the lectures were divided and organized into specific areas.

創建者 John E


Very well presented, easy to follow and I found the material interesting

創建者 Miguel M B


Curso ameno y bastante completo, excelentes vídeos y mejor bibliografía.