Become an Egyptologist: Introduction to Ancient Egypt

A beginner's guide to the spectacular world of Egyptology: dynasties, religion, pharaohs, pyramids and daily life.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 14.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

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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What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • There are no quizzes or exams.
  • This course is for educational purposes only.
  • This course is not designed to replace any level of academic Ancient History courses.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suited for those who are not familiar with the history of Egypt
  • This course is suited for those who have an amateur interest in ancient Egypt
  • This course is suited for those who are only beginning to learn about Egyptology

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Section 1: Introduction and the Land

An introduction to the outline that we will be following in this course.


Familiarizing ourselves with the land of Egypt and the life-giving Nile river.

Section 2: The Dynasties

This lecture is about the period of time from the prehistoric era up until 3100 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 3100 up until 2686 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 2868up until 2181 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 2181 up until 2055 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 2055 up until 1650 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 1650 up until 1550 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 1550 up until 1069 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 1069 up until 664 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 664 up until 332 BC.


This lecture is about the period of time from 332 up until 30 BC.

Section 3: Gods and Kings

Here we will discusses some of the numerous dieties that the ancient Egyptians worshipped.


Here we will discuss some of the widely known Pharaohs such as Ramesses II and Tutankhamun.

Section 4: Life, War and Death in Ancient Egypt

We will take a look at the daily life of the royalty and the wealthy as well as the regular working-class Egyptians.


We will discuss some of the notable battles that the Egyptians fought.


We will discuss the ancient Egyptian death rituals and mummification.

Section 5: Conclusion

A quick wrap-up of this introductory course.

7 pages

A slideshow containing pictures from Giza, featuring the pyramids and the Sphinx.

Recommended Books
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A couple of new exciting discoveries!


Discussing the different crowns that we see in paintings and statues from ancient Egypt.

231 pages

200+ pictures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

524 pages

A scanned copy of the book Egypt, Ancient and Modern by Michael Russell from the public domain/archive, published in 1857. An old book but an interesting read!

Latest News in Egyptology
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Instructor Biography

Jenell Diegor, Writer, producer, director.

Someone with a passion for ancient Egypt and visiting historic landmarks all over the world, Jenell has always been fascinated with the ancient world and considers herself a lifelong learner of Egyptology.

Jenell is a member of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto Chapter) and the Egyptian Study Society (Denver, Colorado).

Jenell once traveled solo to the New7Wonders of the World.

Jenell holds her TEFL teaching certificate from LearnTEFL (London, UK) as well as a diploma in Information Systems Specialist from Eastern College (St. John's, Canada).

Jenell has written and compiled a number of travel guidebooks that are available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, as well as works of fiction. She is also involved in writing, producing and directing short films.

Jenell currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her cat Rocsi.

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