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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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DA
2018年5月27日

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
2020年3月24日

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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551 - Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization 的 575 個評論(共 581 個)

創建者 Oliver G

2020年6月15日

An interesting course that gives a little insight into Ancient Egypt, I think the videos could have been a little longer and more fleshed out in terms of content. But it was a okay course, quick and easy enough to follow along with.

創建者 Lynn H

2017年3月14日

There was a lot to try to remember from one quiz to the next and I have memory problems, but if you're a person with normal memory abilities, I guess that wouldn't be a problem. I really enjoyed learning more about ancient Egypt.

創建者 Cindy D

2020年4月22日

in the first few weeks i found it very slow and hard to take in the info... the course gets more interesting as you go forward. I enjoyed the the two weeks the most

創建者 M. D C J

2019年11月5日

The information was well organized and presented well. However, the presentation was at times dry monotone. Over all, the course taught me what I wanted to learn.

創建者 Mark

2017年2月9日

Informative course for anyone not familiar with the ancient Egyptians; The quizzes have a low (50%) threshold in order to pass, but are not always easy.

創建者 Emma W

2020年7月6日

While the topics are incredibly interesting, one would wish for a little more enthusiasm in the presentation of the knowledge and the course material.

創建者 Dayna A

2016年11月25日

A very basic overview of Egyptian history, not as detailed as I had expected. It didn't cover as many topics as I would have liked.

創建者 Gary W

2019年10月18日

Author is quite slow in presentation. Otherwise material is good and the pictures are well coordinated with the material

創建者 Ananya G

2017年6月7日

I think this course is very informative but I feel, the narration is very flat and some modulation can be used.

創建者 Silke S

2020年9月24日

A bit too theoretical, a list of information. Only the last Video was a bit interaction with other researchers

創建者 Peter M

2020年9月19日

I enjoyed the course. Dr. Silverman needs to stop reading a teleprompter - he literally was reading a script.

創建者 Ahmad k

2016年12月4日

A very enlightening course ... i would have liked to hear more about the mythology and the gods roles

創建者 Alisha M

2017年5月21日

Too simple a course... Would be nice to have more structure period wise and content wise!

創建者 Gorret F

2019年6月24日

Un cours intéressant parfois un peu dense

創建者 Yuen L T L

2019年2月24日

The quiz was the best part

創建者 Angeliki K

2016年12月16日

I was actually very excited for this course, yet it disappointed me. The lectures were monotonous and stiff, I found myself watching the videos on mute with the subtitles on! (p.s. the persons who transcribed the videos should have taken the time to see and hear what they were translating since there are quite a few errors on names, locations, even simple words). I also found the lessons rather superficial, did not "dive" into the heart of this great civilization. Finally, having read a book or two on the subject, the whole experience added almost nothing to my previous knowledge on ancient Egypt. The course is good for those who have no previous knowledge on the subject and wish to learn the basics regarding Egypt, its gods, mummies etc.

創建者 Wendi S

2017年6月2日

While the information is interesting, the speaker is horrendous. I can't put it any nicer. He is monotonous and is obviously reading from a prompter. There is no excitement in him to make me want to be excited to learn anything new. There are breaks in his speaking as if he is waiting for the prompter to move to the next page. All he does is stand and never moves, very boring and very dry.

Some of the later lessons were a bit better. At least we saw more pictures to support the information and didn't have to watch the speaker just standing there.

創建者 Jennifer O

2016年11月12日

I found listening to the instructor just read notes became very tedious very quickly. I had to force myself to finish this course which rather defeated my goal of learning for fun. The only video that engaged me was the very last one set in the artifact lab. I also feel that if you are going to offer transcriptions of the lectures, someone should proofread them. Not to do so is shoddy work and doesn't do Coursera or Penn any favors.

創建者 Caelyn M

2016年11月29日

I was disappointed by this course. I thought it was poorly organized and focused too much on trivia and not enough on motivating and contextualizing Ancient Egyptian civilization. I was hoping to come away from this course with a richer understanding of Ancient Egypt. The lectures were surprisingly dry.

創建者 Karolina D

2020年9月13日

The material was indeed interesting however the way of presenting it was surprisingly terrible. The manner of speech and lack of mimics and expression of the professor was disappointing and I preferred to read the script rather than watch the videos :(

創建者 Katharina H

2017年4月10日

Unfortunately, I did not find the course overly engaging and only provided very basic information. It would have been more interesting to look at a few things more in depth.

創建者 Sharon C

2020年7月31日

While the content is great, the lecturer isn't the most riveting to listen to. He stands as a statue most of the time and seems uncomfortable in front of the camera.

創建者 Bhavik D

2020年5月5日

How is it possible to teach one of the most exciting optics in the most uninteresting, convoluted and rash manner with preposterously odd quiz questions?

創建者 Stanislaus G

2016年12月9日

Great information, however, the professor who is clearly a specialist just stood and read the lectures. Not as interesting as they could have been.

創建者 Francine

2016年11月28日

Very interesting subject matter, however, sadly brought in a boring way, resulting in my quitting the course.