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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....



May 27, 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!


Mar 24, 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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创建者 Meredith J M

Dec 5, 2020

The information was great. However please go through the transcripts and correct it's to its.

I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

创建者 Mary S

Apr 30, 2020

While Dr. Silverman is not an animated speaker, he is clear, direct and to the point. I enjoyed learning new things about ancient Egypt.


May 7, 2019

Great cours, learn a lot in it. Bacis about Acient Egypt Civilization, history, deities, writing systems etc.... Thanks Pr. Silverman.

创建者 Naopa S

Nov 1, 2021

Excellent course. Thank you Professor Silverman!

Particularly liked the discipline of immediate course assessments.

Naopa Strode

创建者 Elsa R

May 8, 2020

Very interesting course, the only thing I missed was a bit more order within each weekly session, with subparts clearly define.

创建者 Kira S

Mar 10, 2017

I liked it, but I've expected more videos. For example, on the cult of Aton, on daily life of ancient Egyptians and their art.

创建者 Heather S

Mar 18, 2021

very informative and interesting even if the professor is a little dry lol. also contains lots of great source to learn from

创建者 Lisa B

May 23, 2020

Good overview of Ancient Egypt. Please not that I was unable to open any of the reading material that was linked to Penn.

创建者 Ilse H

Jul 30, 2019

El tema está muy bien estructurado y la información es interesante, me gustaría que hubiese sido un poco más interactivo.

创建者 Varsha C

Apr 5, 2020

Very informative and resourceful. However, the instructor could have been a little more energetic during the lectures.

创建者 Laurent G

Dec 1, 2020

Many thanks to Professor Silverman and University of Pennsylvania for all the lectures. I have enjoyed this course.

创建者 Tammi D

Jan 5, 2018

Very informative course. The instructor uses a lot of beautiful images of ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

创建者 Deborah L

Dec 19, 2020

A ton of information and photos. Love learning about Ancient Egypt, and would like more courses like this.

创建者 Menna t M

Mar 12, 2019

slightly boring way of explaining the history behind every statue by the tutor with a monotonous voice tone

创建者 Jessica I S G

Jun 11, 2017

Muy básico para mi gusto pero es una buena introducción para aquellos que desconocen la cultura egipcia.

创建者 kouassi n c

Aug 5, 2017

très bon cours dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de sous-titres en français j'ai appris beaucoup sur ce pays

创建者 Amy F

May 15, 2019

Was wonderful. Instructor is very knowledgeable and this was great beginner's learning. Recommend.

创建者 Kate M

Feb 5, 2017

Very interesting material covered by the course. The Professor teaching it sounds a little dry.

创建者 Tamar W

Feb 20, 2018

Frequently even with my sound turned full up I have difficulties hearing the Coursera classes.

创建者 Mike B

Jan 11, 2022

Very interesting. Professor very knowledgable but not incredibly charismatic as a presenter.

创建者 Ajlan A

Nov 13, 2016

needs more data visiualizations.. images that used repeated many times which is confusinng.

创建者 Jorge Q

Aug 4, 2022

Great introduction to Egyptian culture and history, though I wish it was a little longer.

创建者 joyce b

Nov 23, 2020

generally fascinating, but far too many names and details given too quickly to absorb.

创建者 Johan N P E

Mar 8, 2019

I liked this course..thanksfull with you coursera and the university from penssilvanya

创建者 Alicechrr

Jul 3, 2020

Really great course but there could have been less videos by making them longer.