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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. This course focused on five key areas in the study of Ancient Egypt: 1) Principles of Egyptian Art, 2) The Basics of the Language of Ancient Egypt: Hieroglyphs, 3) Egyptian Magic, 4) Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Religion of the Aten, and 5) The Burial of Tutankhamun and the Search for his Tomb. This course is intended to accompany, and ideally to follow, Introduction to Ancient Egypt (also available on Coursera)....



Jul 10, 2020

This was an incredibly detailed course that provided an in-depth and interesting view of ancient Egypt. I would highly recommend this as an essential course for those interested in Egypt's history.


Apr 13, 2022

It is a great second part of the series of courses about Egypt from Prof. David. Silverman. Highly recommend the course to all those who found value in the first course from the same professor.


176 - Wonders of Ancient Egypt 的 200 个评论(共 283 个)

创建者 Ritvik S S

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing; Dr. Silverman is a true cholar.

创建者 Kathrine B

Apr 19, 2022

Super informational and easy to follow!

创建者 Michelle O A C

Jul 10, 2019

super complete and interesting course!

创建者 Esperanza d C O G

Nov 21, 2020

A really great course like it so much

创建者 Tayriny s c

Dec 11, 2017

Wonderfull!!! I learn a lot...thanks.

创建者 Maladaye B

Jun 21, 2020

very informative, absolutely amazing

创建者 Mohamed M

Feb 19, 2020

Wish to have more courses from you.

创建者 Andres V

Jan 24, 2020

Fantastic course, very interesting.

创建者 Peggy W

Aug 2, 2020

Very informative and enlightening.

创建者 Sophie V

Mar 26, 2020

Great content, pictures, lectures!

创建者 ariel b

Feb 7, 2018

just amazing! really great speaker

创建者 Mark G C

Oct 11, 2020

I love this... learning thank you

创建者 Bindu V S

Aug 22, 2020

Good learning of Egyptian culture

创建者 Michelle B

May 10, 2020

Fascinating glimpse into history!

创建者 Peta O (

Apr 12, 2019

Enjoyable and the presenter is A1

创建者 Ivona H

Mar 9, 2018

Very interesting and insightful

创建者 Mara

Jul 8, 2020

Great course! I learned a lot!

创建者 Manvi K D

Aug 13, 2018

A real good learning session!

创建者 Alessandra R

May 22, 2020

Really interesting thank you

创建者 Richard J M

Sep 22, 2021

Excellent in all respects.


Oct 11, 2020

Very good and instructive.

创建者 Nicola R

Feb 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the course!

创建者 Mary C

May 15, 2021

excellent and informative


Jun 9, 2019

Amaizing course i love it

创建者 Poliane m a

Sep 25, 2020

Enriquecimento cultural.