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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)....



Nov 23, 2017

Very interesting course with great on-line and book references, will be a great help and inspiration for one to visit museums containing Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts


Apr 16, 2018

Very impressing, well-prepared, detailed course. I have learnt a lot and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain insight about Ancient Egyption culture!


51 - Wonders of Ancient Egypt 的 75 个评论(共 107 个)

创建者 Irina S

Oct 13, 2019

Thank you so much, it was a lot of fun! I really loved this course :)

创建者 Janet B

Jan 12, 2020

Great course with lots of material and visuals from the Penn Museum.

创建者 Lina K

Sep 06, 2019

it is very useful and wonderful course , thank you so much courseera

创建者 Susan M

May 11, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would like to learn much more

创建者 Hérlon R B

Jan 31, 2020

Agradável e flexível. Farei outros cursos com certeza. Recomendo.

创建者 Marcela R V

Mar 05, 2019

A very complete course, I learned new things, excellent teacher.

创建者 kouassi n c

Nov 11, 2017

très bon cours facile à étudier et à comprendre je le recommande

创建者 Jorge A A E

May 26, 2018

Excellent course material. Very Interesting and easy to follow.

创建者 Mansi W

Jun 30, 2019

One of the best courses for intermediate level Egyptology!

创建者 Muhammad R R

May 02, 2019

The all course lectures are very amazing and informative.


Aug 13, 2019

Excellent Course!!!

Prof. Gladis E. Simonian Minassian

创建者 Sean G

May 03, 2018

Very interesting course with great photo's

创建者 JOHN Q

Oct 31, 2017

excellent and interesting.

创建者 Michelle O A C

Jul 10, 2019

super complete and interesting course!

创建者 Tayriny S C

Dec 11, 2017

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

创建者 Mohamed E

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 ariel b

Feb 08, 2018

just amazing! really great speaker

创建者 Peta A

Apr 12, 2019

Enjoyable and the presenter is A1

创建者 Ivona F

Mar 09, 2018

Very interesting and insightful

创建者 Manvi K D

Aug 13, 2018

A real good learning session!

创建者 Nicola R

Feb 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the course!

创建者 Diana M U R

Jun 09, 2019

Amaizing course i love it

创建者 Abadir S Y

May 05, 2019

egypt great civilization

创建者 Amal A E I

May 07, 2018

Very good i loved it .