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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.

Sep 25, 2020

I really enjoyed the history of Ancient Egypt. I have viewed the treasures of Tutankhamun twice. This class gave me a more in depth view of the culture and the art of Ancient Egypt. Thank you.


151 - Wonders of Ancient Egypt 的 175 个评论(共 268 个)

创建者 Gladis E S

Aug 12, 2019

Excellent Course!!!

Prof. Gladis E. Simonian Minassian

创建者 marie f

Mar 17, 2020

Very informative and well explained. Enjoy it fully

创建者 masumi h

Jul 29, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. Thank you very much.

创建者 Cheryl F

Apr 29, 2021

Excellent course with great lectures and visuals.

创建者 Meghan T

Dec 5, 2020

really interesting, i wish there were a "part 3!"

创建者 María A T T

Jan 26, 2021

Amazing, so full of rich information. Thank you!

创建者 Tishema N C

Jun 20, 2020

One of the best Egyptian study's I have learned.

创建者 Gary C

Apr 11, 2020

Excellent course. Really great course. Thank you

创建者 Shashina B

Jun 14, 2020

The class was very informative and interesting!

创建者 Linda R

Jun 1, 2021

T​his course contrains a wealth of information

创建者 Eduardo P

Apr 24, 2020

great teacher !! amazing information and topic

创建者 Emre Y

Dec 22, 2020

I like all stages and issues. Thanks much.

创建者 Sean G

May 3, 2018

Very interesting course with great photo's

创建者 JOHN Q

Oct 31, 2017

excellent and interesting.

创建者 Ritvik S S

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing; Dr. Silverman is a true cholar.

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