Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Type

Course

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

Platform

Coursera

Cost

Free (certificate fee: USD$ 28, optional)

Available in

English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Description*

This course discusses the basic principles of the art, language and religion of ancient Egypt. It is offered by the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera, an online education platform.

The course elaborates on five key areas in the study of Ancient Egypt: Egyptian art; Hieroglyphs; Egyptian magic; the religion of the Aten; and the burial of Tutankhamun. The course is set in the galleries of the Penn Museum. The lectures are illustrated with many original Egyptian artifacts.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Religion of the Aten
  • Tutankhamun and his Tomb
  • Egyptian magic