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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 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

23 de nov de 2022

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.

por Monica V

19 de jul de 2020

It was very interesting, I think that is a basic course to learn about ancient egypt

por Lucy I D L R T

3 de jan de 2018

Excelente la información proporcionada de una manera muy didáctica, amena y sencilla

por Nicholas B

21 de abr de 2020

This course is thoroughly enjoyable and covers and great deal!! Highly recommended!

por Juan A G S

14 de abr de 2020

the course is simple but effective, you learn a lot in a short time and very easily

por 王一岚

23 de jun de 2022

Thank you Dr. Silverman, I've learned a lot about ancient Egypt from your courses!

por Hemant S

2 de mai de 2021

One of the Best course. It helps a lot to know about the Ancient History of Egypt.

por Cheryl F

27 de abr de 2021

Great introductory course. Lectures are interesting and the visuals are marvelous.

por Martha S F H

5 de mar de 2021

Excellent course. Interesting, visual, and really motivating. I really enjoyed it.

por Carla R P

14 de ago de 2020

Really interesting and it gave me a good overview of the Ancient Egypt. Thank you!