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Sobre o curso

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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6 de out de 2022

This was an excellent course in the history of ancient Egypt. I have always been fascinated by their culture & this course taught me many things that i was not aware of. I really enjoyed this course.


17 de out de 2022

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Ancient Egypt and its civilization. By taking this course, you gain a understanding of basic concepts of the Anicent Egyptian life and afterlife.

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por Elizabeth C

27 de set de 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent course. I am now very keen to continue learning about Ancient Egypt.

por Martha s

20 de abr de 2020

Me pareció sumamente interesante el curso, es increíble toda la cultura que tenían en el Egipto Antiguo!

por Wallyn D d J S

22 de mar de 2020

Muito completo, dá uma boa noção sobre diversos aspectos do Antigo Egito. Agradeço por todo o conteúdo.

por Abigail C

27 de set de 2020

Fantastic course, I learned a lot and am very grateful to be able to expand my knowledge in this area.

por Rodolfo A

18 de ago de 2020

Excelente curso online, da una muy buena base para seguir aprendiendo mas sobre esta gran civilización

por Rummenigge S d N

11 de dez de 2016

Dr. David Silverman is just great. I learned much about Ancient Egypt, even in an introductory course.

por Deleted A

28 de jan de 2018



por Francis C

21 de jul de 2017

Very lively and documented course.

English slow enough for good understanding by foreigners.


por İrem Y

20 de jul de 2017

ı really like the course and the professor Silverman. ı learnt a lot from him. thanks for everything.

por Justine B

14 de fev de 2021

An absolutely fascinating exploration into numerous aspects that made up the ancient world of Egypt!

por Jen A

21 de ago de 2020

Great intro - was able to complete quickly due to easily accessible and interesting subject matter!

por Malaika J

3 de nov de 2022

Lots of interesting knowledge about one of the greatest civilizations of humankind in this course

por Candela M K

29 de abr de 2022

Súper interesante, abarca múltiples aspectos de la cultura e historia de Egipto. Muy recomendable!

por Mary R

14 de ago de 2017

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

por zcecily

6 de dez de 2016

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

por D E

13 de nov de 2017

This was very interesting and informative course on Egyptian mystery and purpose of their faith.

por Emma I P

20 de mai de 2019

Mr. Silverman is such a good teacher and charismatic! Also bought his book, i highly recommend!

por Nicola R

18 de fev de 2018

Good course - interesting information giving a broad background of key topics in Ancient Egypt.

por Kurt A

12 de jan de 2021

Excellent and had more depth than I expected for the timeframe. Would wholeheartedly recommend

por Caroline W

5 de mai de 2020

Fantastic and interesting course! Really enjoyed the interaction with the Penn Museum displays

por Mary J B

30 de jun de 2019

This course is Informative, fascinating and interesting. I enjoyed it and plan to take another

por Luis L

26 de nov de 2018

Excellent teacher and to be able to see important pieces in the Penn Museum was a plus. Thanks

por Eleanor K

30 de out de 2020

Really interesting and well made course, really enjoyed learning each week, highly recommend!

por Robert B

21 de jul de 2020

A very well made Intrroduction.

It sparks interesst for further studies and was fun to follow.

por Theresa N

11 de set de 2018

An excellent introduction to the huge topic of Ancient Egypt. I plan to take the next course.