L-OR/02 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

When you complete this course, you should have basic overview knowledge of what we know today about ancient Egypt, of the history of the development of that knowledge, and of the tools used by modern scholars to study ancient Egyptian civilization.

Course Structure

The course will be based on lectures with an intense interaction with students through individual presentations that will be followed by thematic essays.

Detailed Course Content

This course is designed as a general introduction to the ancient Egyptian civilization, Egyptian archaeology, and the modern field of study known as Egyptology. The course provides a summary coverage of ancient Egypt, with a historical concentration from the prehistoric (Predynastic) era to the time of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest of Egypt. Virtually all of the lectures are illustrated extensively with PowerPoint slides, and heavy reliance is placed upon archaeological and textual materials to elucidate the culture.

Textbook Information

Grimal, Storia dell'antico Egitto, Laterza, Bari 1998 (or other edition), pp. 614,


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