Introduction to Ancient Egypt
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- Gain an overall understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization
- Identify the main periods of ancient Egyptian history
- Be familiar with the ancient Egyptian religion and different gods
- Be familiar with the different types of ancient Egyptian temples
- Understand the importance of mummification and how it works
- Be familiar with ancient Egyptian mythology
- Discuss current topics in Egyptology
- There are no prerequisites, but students are encouraged to take notes on the lessons to improve their retention of information.
Five thousand years ago the land of the papyrus and the land of the lotus united to form one long, thin country ruled by one semi-divine king. For the next three thousand years Egypt would maintain a culture so distinctive that even today, some two thousand years after the last pharaoh occupied throne of the Two Lands, it has instant, universal recognition.
This course is divided into four sections, In the 1st section of this course, we are going to begin with the geography of the land itself, emphasizing how the Nile River shaped the culture of the ancient Egyptians.
In section 2, we are going to take a comprehensive view of the timeline of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic time 5000 BC to the fall of ancient Egypt in 30 BC. Covering powerful pharaohs, royal pyramids religious shifts, wars, and art.
In section 3, we are going to dive into the mysterious ancient Egyptian religion, covering gods and goddess, temples, important concepts like Maat, and key mythologies like the myth of Osiris.
In section 4, we are going to touch on the very unique concept of death in ancient Egypt, why the afterlife mattered so much to the ancient Egyptians, and why they had so lavish tombs; also in this section we are going to cover mummification and how it works.
- Those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Egyptian life and culture set in the specific geography of the land and its river, the Nile, within the historical framework of the dynastic sequence.