HIST 3030 Ancient Egypt
3 Hours; 3 Credits
Exploration of Egypt and how Egyptologists have constructed Egypt's history from both textual and archaeological sources. Predynastic Period (Ca. 3700-3032 BC) and the Early Dynastic Period (Ca. 3032-2707 BC) through ceramics, tools, art, and architecture; Old Kingdom (2707-2216 BC) through hieroglyphs; Egyptian history recounted in royal inscriptions, temple wall texts, biographies of high officials, and administrative documents; classical Egyptian civilization through Alexander's conquest of 332 BC; field study at Brooklyn Museum Egyptian collection.
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