Introduction to Ancient Egypt (with visit to British Museum)

Ref: C2423123

In this course we will introduce the major figures and monuments of ancient Egyptian history. From Egypt's unification around 3100 BC we will explore Egyptian history through to the death of Cleopatra VII in 30BC. We will study both royal tombs such as the pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings and the scenes of private tombs. We consider also the female pharaoh Hatshepsut and the so-called Heretic pharaoh Akhenaten. This course will be online on Thursdays except for an in-person visit to the Biritsh Museum in London on Friday 4th March. The course can be taken either standalone or as a starting point for further study of the subject.

Course aim

This course aims to introduce the history of ancient Egypt.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • Any reading is useful but this course is aimed at those newer to the subject

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

  • List the major periods of ancient Egyptian History
  • Discuss the pyramids at Giza
  • Situate major rulers in ancient Egyptian History
  • Identify and briefly discuss at least 3 Egyptian artefacts in the British Museum

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Introduction to Ancient Egypt (with visit to British Museum)

Enrolment Conditions

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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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