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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....

Melhores avaliações


27 de mai de 2018

This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.

Do join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!


24 de mar de 2020

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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por Kristen D

21 de mai de 2020

Great class, I have a huge understanding for the basics now- thank you!

por sandra s

22 de jan de 2021

I really enjoyed the course. Thank you so much for a great experience.

por lizliu

23 de jun de 2020

great class for people who are interested in Egyptian culture and gods

por Angela H

3 de dez de 2019

It was great and easy to understand. I definitely learned something.

por Rebecca K

20 de fev de 2018

Very informative and further elaborates on topics of only heard about.

por Faizan A K

16 de jul de 2019

This is my first course from coursera and it turned out to excellent.

por deborah m a d

5 de jan de 2021

great ! I hope you have more courses on that subject in the future !

por louis f d m p s

31 de mai de 2020

magnificent and serious introduction to the history of ancient egypt

por Marce

15 de set de 2017

It is a very nice and useful course, I've learned a lot, thank you!!

por André O L C

10 de dez de 2016

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

por Sheryl R D

13 de jul de 2020

I love taking this class. A lot of wonderful information.

Thank you!

por Jose A M

5 de jan de 2018

Fantastic course that provides a great general overview of Ancient

por Andrej S

21 de dez de 2018

Great. Need to do this a few times to catch up with everything...

por David W

5 de jan de 2017

Fascinating survey course of Egyptian life, death, and folk-lore.

por Christopher M

12 de mai de 2020

fantastic really enjoyed this interesting and informative course

por Nancy M

1 de dez de 2019

The book for the course is excellent and helps with the quizzes.

por Kelly-Anne G

14 de mai de 2019

Excellent course to introduce the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

por Margaret M L

10 de jan de 2021

Loved the course. I hope Dr. Silverman will offer more courses.

por Pat K

19 de jul de 2022

Well done. I especially appreciate the further reading lists.

por Mehrdad H

10 de out de 2021

very useful course for those whom interested in Egypt history.

por BoumTAC

1 de abr de 2021

Great but it was short, I would be great to have a lot content

por Eman M

30 de mar de 2022

t​hank you the course whave a as very interesting and useful.

por Akhilesh S

14 de mai de 2018

Excellent introduction to the world of the Ancient Egyptians!

por 王清扬

29 de nov de 2016

Thank you ,professor!I really learned a by taking the lesson.

por Wolf

10 de nov de 2019

Amazing course, really fantastic! Detailed but not complex!