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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 Nelly M C C

18 de mar de 2018

An excellent way to introduce oneself to the wonders of Egypt, its history.

por Debra T

14 de nov de 2016

An fantastic course with plenty of informative information that is current.

por Lindsay A

2 de set de 2022

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and very intersting.

por Aditya R

10 de mai de 2020

Superb course! Those interested in history and its specifics must take it.

por Peta O (

9 de abr de 2019

Thank you 🙏

Most enjoyable course, well presented and the material was A1.

por Noureldin M E

10 de nov de 2016

I have enjoyed this interesting course about my beloved country, thank you

por Ricard A

28 de jun de 2021

Very clear and concise introduction to the Ancient Egyptian civilization

por Rachael B

21 de mai de 2020

Very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it and all the clips from the museum

por Guido D

2 de mai de 2020

Great, introductory and well developed course, grateful to have taken it!

por Vee R

5 de abr de 2020

I liked that the lectures were divided and organized into specific areas.

por John E

8 de set de 2020

Very well presented, easy to follow and I found the material interesting

por Miguel M B

15 de nov de 2016

Curso ameno y bastante completo, excelentes vídeos y mejor bibliografía.

por Lorraine M

19 de jun de 2020

This course was very informative and I learnt a lot of new information.

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 Kiana B

19 de set de 2022

really enjoyed it and learned a lot of information at the same time

por Sheryl R D

13 de jul de 2020

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

Thank you!