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History of Ancient Egypt

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Overview

Chronologically survey the full 3,000 years of recorded ancient Egyptian history led by an Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Prehistoric Egypt
  • 3: Ancient Egyptian Thought
  • 4: Napoleon and the Beginnings of Egyptology
  • 5: The Rosetta Stone, and Much More
  • 6: The First Nation in History
  • 7: The Rise of the Old Kingdom
  • 8: Sneferu, the Pyramid Builder
  • 9: The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • 10: The End of the Old Kingdom
  • 11: The First Intermediate Period
  • 12: The Middle Kingdom-Dynasty XI
  • 13: The Middle Kingdom-Dynasty XII
  • 14: The Second Intermediate Period
  • 15: Joseph in Egypt
  • 16: The Beginning of the New Kingdom-The Fabulous XVIIIth Dynasty
  • 17: Queen Hatshepsut
  • 18: Obelisks
  • 19: Tuthmosis III-King At Last
  • 20: The Fabulous XVIIIth Dynasty Rolls On
  • 21: Akhenaten the Heretic Pharaoh
  • 22: The Discovery of Tutankhamen's Tomb
  • 23: The Murder of Tutankhamen-A Theory
  • 24: Medicine-The Necessary Art
  • 25: The End of Dynasty XVIII
  • 26: Mummification-How We Know What We Know
  • 27: What Mummies Tell Us
  • 28: Making a Modern Mummy
  • 29: Dynasty XIX Begins
  • 30: Ramses the Great-The Early Years
  • 31: Ramses the Great-The Later Years
  • 32: The Exodus-Did It Happen?
  • 33: The Decline of Dynasty XIX
  • 34: Dynasty XX-The Decline Continues
  • 35: Ancient Egyptian Magic
  • 36: Dynasty XXI-Egypt Divided
  • 37: Dynasty XXII-Egypt United
  • 38: Dynasty XXV-The Nubians Have Their Day
  • 39: Dynasty XXVI-The Saite Period
  • 40: Dynasty XXVII-The Persians
  • 41: Dynasties XXVIII to XXXI-The Beginning of the End
  • 42: Alexander the Great
  • 43: The First Ptolemies
  • 44: The Middle Ptolemies-The Decline
  • 45: Animal Mummies
  • 46: Cleopatra's Family
  • 47: Cleopatra-The Last Ptolemy
  • 48: The Grand Finale

Taught by

Bob Brier, Ph.D.

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