Oct 26th 2015

Ancient Egypt: A history in six objects (Coursera)

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This course provides a general introduction to the history of ancient Egypt, based on six key items selected from the collections of The Manchester Museum.

This course provides an introduction to ancient Egyptian history, using six items from the collections of The Manchester Museum. These items have been carefully chosen to reflect the development of the dynastic age through their origin, manufacture, decoration, and use. Week by week we will examine a different artefact and place it in its social and historical context. This will allow us to journey from Predynastic Egypt and its first king, Narmer, to Greco-Roman Egypt and its final queen, Cleopatra.