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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 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.

創建者 Ying X

Mar 12, 2017

learned a lot about Egypt which is total vacancy in my knowledge before taking the course and helped in greater understanding of Penn Museum's collection

創建者 Maria

Dec 11, 2016

Thank you for that course, I was really waiting for it to appear in Coursera. A lot of new information, looking forward to the next course!

創建者 Ant W

Sep 12, 2017

Amazing course!

創建者 Valentine C C

Jan 28, 2017

EXCELLENT COURSE ON ANCIENT EGYPT

創建者 Jose R P

Aug 15, 2017

Amazing intro about Ancient Egypt !! I want to learn more

創建者 Gregg H

Nov 30, 2016

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

創建者 Jeniffer C B

Mar 02, 2018

It was amazing course. Thank you so much

創建者 André O L C

Dec 10, 2016

I liked so much!! Thank you Dr. Silvermann. It's was amazing course.

創建者 zcecily

Dec 06, 2016

very intesting. what i like most is the collateral readings, very helpful for ancient egypt fans.

創建者 CHRISTINE M

Dec 20, 2017

Very great course. I learned too much. Thank you.

創建者 Urbi C

Oct 07, 2017

As a student of history I can say that this course is fantastic. It is well collated and presented in an attractive way, and there are adequate free online study material provided with each module to supplement the videos. The most exciting part of the course is the sneak peak that you get in the Penn Museum collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts and also the various other photographs in each video.

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 Jorge A A E

Dec 07, 2016

Excellent course and very easy to follow.

創建者 Shuaib I

Apr 23, 2017

Touching on chronology , kingship , mythology , mummies and pyramids while informing and amazing this has been one of the most enjoyable courses ever .

創建者 JOHN Q

Nov 01, 2016

nice review

創建者 Camilo J H

Feb 01, 2017

Great course, the material was very good. I didn't get a chance to check the book recommended for the course.

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.