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Ancient Egypt: 3000 Years of History

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Ancient Egypt: 3000 Years of History

<p>Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to

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Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to placing Egypt’s famous monuments and individuals in an overall historical context. Students will read ancient Egyptian documents in translation and be introduced to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Eye of Horus, Gae Callender, Longman Cheshire 1993
  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, Ian Shaw ( Ed. ) Oxford University Press 2000


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to Egypt’s geography and history. The Pre-Dynastic Period
  • The Old Kingdom
  • The Pyramids – their purpose and builders
  • The Middle Kingdom
  • The Early New Kingdom.
  • The Later New Kingdom
  • Death and burial in Ancient Egypt
  • The decline of Egypt


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recall the major events in Egypt’s history
  2. Identify Egypt’s major monuments significant pharaohs
  3. Understand something of the Egyptian psyche