Where: The Hampton Inn

Cost: $165.00 for 6 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Associate Professor of Dendrochronology and Egyptian Archaeology and director

This course will provide an examination of the sites that were most critical to the development of ancient Egyptian civilization and have yielded its most spectacular discoveries, including: the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, the Valley of the Kings & King Tutankamun’s tomb, and the treasures of Tanis, among others. The archaeological evidence is explored for each selected site (or clustered group of sites/discoveries) and its importance explained. Chronological emphasis will be from the Predynastic Period (ca. 3500 BC) through the New Kingdom and its aftermath (ca. 950 BC).

Week 1: Introduction to ancient Egypt & the era before the Pharaohs. Sites discussed: Nabta Playa, Heirkonpolis, Naqada

Week 2: The Pyramid Age: The Old Kingdom. Sites discussed: Saqqara, Giza, Heliopolis

Week 3: The Enlightenment & Age of Literature: The Middle Kingdom. Sites discussed: Abydos, Lisht/Dahshur

Week 4: Cultural Apex and a Monotheistic Interruption: The New Kingdom – Part 1. Sites discussed: Karnak temples, ancient Thebes & Amarna

Week 5: A Renaissance: The New Kingdom – Part 2. Sites discussed: Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, Deir el Medina

Week 6: Beginning of the End: The Third Intermediate Period and Later. Sites discussed: Tanis, Nubia, Alexandria

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