330-HTR-VA, History of Ancient Egypt
This course presents a survey of the history of Ancient Egypt. This mysterious land has always fascinated travellers and researchers. But how much do we really know about the early times? This course will examine various changes that took place culturally, economically and territorially. It will include the role of the pharaohs and priests. The symbolism in Egyptian temples, burial tombs and pyramids will be examined, together with the hieroglyphs and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Warfare and politics will also be discussed. By the end of the course, students will have a thorough knowledge about the basic facts of Ancient Egypt.