Ancient Egypt: From the Pharaohs to Hollywood

3 credits

AMS 2030

Ancient Mediterranean Studies
College of Arts and Science

An introduction to the archaeology, art, and architecture of ancient Egypt, encompassing a roughly 3500-year period, from the Pre-Dynastic period to the period when Egypt was occupied by Greeks and Romans. Through a focus on material remains, the course illuminates the culture of ancient Egypt, including its religion, politics, and other socio-cultural practices. It also examines the reasons for Egypt’s timeless appeal, from the Roman Empire to resurging Egyptomania in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that had considerable cultural influences. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: AMS 1060.