Become an Egyptologist: Introduction to Ancient Egypt

A beginner's guide to the spectacular world of Egyptology: dynasties, religion, pharaohs, pyramids and daily life.

3.90 (86 reviews)
14.5 hours
Nov 2016
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What you will learn

Know the basics of the history of ancient Egypt

Be familiar with the great pharaohs and the magnificent structures they built

Have a basic knowledge of daily life in ancient Egypt

Be familiar with the different dynasties that existed in the past


Are you a budding Egyptologist?
Do you have a passion for learning about ancient history and the ancient world?
Do you have an amateur interest in ancient Egypt?

I developed this course specifically to help those who, like myself, have a strong desire to learn about ancient Egypt but not quite sure where to start.

We will go back thousands of years into the past, focusing on the land where the river Nile flows - Egypt. Go through the different dynasties that existed in the past. Learn about the mighty Pharaohs and their grand pyramids and temples, some of which are still standing down to this very day. Walk with me through the ancient Egyptians' daily lives!

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Introduction and the Land

The Valley of the Nile

The Dynasties

Predynastic Period
Early Dynastic Period
Old Kingdom
First Intermediate Period
Middle Kingdom
Second Intermediate Period
New Kingdom
Third Intermediate Period
Late Period
Ptolemaic Period

Gods and Kings

The Gods and Godesses
The Pharaohs

Life, War and Death in Ancient Egypt

Death Rituals




Pyramids of Giza Photo Slideshow
Recommended Books
Recent Archaeological Finds in Egypt
Crowns of Ancient Egypt
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Egypt, Ancient and Modern Book
Latest News in Egyptology


April 14, 2021
Muy mal material visual, la información está bien pero con muchos espacios en blanco que tuve que ir buscando en internet
January 30, 2021
The instructor did a great job of introduction to Egyptology. I will take more of her courses in the future.
November 9, 2020
Course could have been more elaborative given the content. More pictorial representations could have been used. A few stories of ancient Egypt or gods and goddess would have made the session more interesting. Though it was a great learning experience.
August 12, 2020
A very good and instructional look into Ancient Egypt. Recommended for all whose interests lay in this area. Because of the fine detail in this course, I would welcome access to the notes used in this presentation.
March 26, 2020
Far to fast narrative hard to understand accent have to keep pausing and going back to listen way to fast and I have a quick mind it’s just rushing through
March 23, 2020
I know is says it's for beginners, but this was very simplistic and populist with for example the inordinate amount of time spent on Cleopatra VII as an example. I'm not sure where the lecturer got her pronunciation of many of the names from, but it was nothing like I've ever heard before.
January 25, 2020
Having gone to Egypt I was looking forward to this lecture. I found the instructor fumbling over their words, giving a lot of "information" on sizes of tombs but not a lot of information about the tombs themselves. Over all it was okay if you don't know much about Egyptian history or if you are more interested in dimensions rather then facts.
December 17, 2018
Very basic course for school children this should be made clear Instructor boring Visuals of poor quality Hardly any visuals in the last third of the course overall mediocre!
August 1, 2018
The video is watermarked with the software companies logo and some of the names and words are mis-pronounced. There isn't much information in the course that I couldn't get from reading a few articles online. Those mispronunciations were like listening to nails on a chalkboard after awhile.
January 9, 2017
these courses are great and would love to see more of them covering other scientific and archaeological and detail micro level on issues per dynastic stages. all courses so far have been very interesting.
January 6, 2017
Enjoyed this course! A lot of material put together in a very organized and interesting fashion - the last lecture with additional material was the best of all! It is a very good overview of a truly big topic. I wish there had been a section on hieroglyphics and the Egyptian language, or about famous archeologists and what they discovered, or an explanation for why Egyptian art and culture didn't seem to change at all for a good two thousand years. But of course, only so much can be covered in an introduction. I look forward to taking the course on Ramses next.
April 16, 2016
Excellent introductory course to a topic I already had some interest in but now want to delve deeper.
February 25, 2016
I liked all the Bonus stuff at the end and all the pictures that were included in the lectures. However, some videos in Egypt would have been great.
January 13, 2016
I loved the course and all the info! Very solid introduction course to the world of Egyptology. Highly recommended.
December 5, 2015
This course is introductory--it covers a lot of information very quickly; however, it is organized well and provides interesting information, setting the stage for Jenell's other courses.



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