Ancient Egypt

Ref: C2420771

The Ancient Egyptian Civilisation is probably the most fascinating ancient culture in the world. The Egyptian rooms at the British Museum always attract huge numbers. So why does it never cease to intrigue us with its temples filled with frescoes, giant sculptures that litter the country giving us clues to who those ancient people were, how they lived, how they saw the world and what was their relationship with the Gods and the afterlife? Even more so, the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, pose questions: why were they built and how old are they really? These are some to the questions that will try to be answered in this course so that we can examine the contribution they have made to the world.

Course aim

An introduction to the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt with reference to religion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know more facts about Ancient Egypt
  • Understand their representations in art and architecture
  • Get toe know the Gods
  • Understand how important their religion was
  • Examine their world vision and thought.

How will I be taught?

  • In the form of lectures which are open to class discussion

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Students are invited to ask questions and comment.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Ancient Egypt

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This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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