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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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27 de mai de 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!


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 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.

por Susan B

27 de fev de 2017

Very interesting course. I was surprised to find how little I knew about Ancient Egyptians.

por Raquel S

25 de ago de 2021

Amazing course. I loved from beginning to end, and very pleased with the content presented.

por Aura M S A

14 de jan de 2020

It has a lot of interesting information and make me to be a more curious person about Egipt

por Sarah B

15 de mai de 2020

Great course and very informative. This was a wonderful overview of Ancient Egypt. Thanks!

por Luís M G d S A

11 de mai de 2020

Very good introduction to Ancient Egypt and its civilisation. I do recommend this course.

por Bess W

23 de abr de 2020

very informative. Dr. Silverman presents the information in a very clear and concise way.

por Krystyna S

7 de jun de 2019

Loved this course! There is loads of information, very detailed and well paced delivery.

por Brent M

13 de mai de 2017

Course is a great introduction to Ancient Egypt, format and outline is well thought out.

por Suzanne L

2 de jul de 2020

I loved this course. Always very interested in the rights and rituals of ancient Egypt.

por Tatiana d S T

14 de jun de 2020

o curso foi muito bom, foi o meu primeiro do coursera todas as aulas foram maravilhosas

por Karol B

25 de mai de 2020

Pretty nice class, not too hard, and explained many different aspects of ancient Egypt

por Kaye D

19 de dez de 2021

Great overview of Ancient Egyptian history. I certainly want to visit the Penn Museum

por Philopatear A B S

18 de jan de 2020

a perfect and quick course about ancient Egypt .. very recommended as an introduction

por Jamie W

6 de dez de 2021

​David was a great instructor who explained everything well. Thanks for the class!!!

por jaider n f

18 de jun de 2021

otimo curso, recomendo e com certeza você vai adorar aprender sobre esta civilização

por Seksun S

31 de jan de 2021

This is a really great course for introduction to the Ancient Egyptian Civilization.