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04 Aug 2021

ARAB1023. Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Start date: Sept 03, 2021 (Friday)
Time: Every Friday: 12:30 to 14:20

Unlike ARAB1022 Ancient Near East: And Introduction, designed to introduce students to the Ancient Near East (Egypt and Mesopotamia). This course focuses only on Ancient Egypt, as it introduces students to the glorious civilization of ancient Egypt. From royal pyramids, and great kings, to huge temples, mysterious gods and foreign invasions, students will experience the world of ancient Egypt, its highs and lows, rise and fall. As the weeks pass, we will read the words of ancient kings, priests, and courtiers.
Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they create such monumental buildings and such magnificent works of art? The culture, history, art, architecture and religion of ancient Egypt has long captured the imagination of people across the world. This course will allow students to delve into the world of ancient Egypt, explore the beliefs of ancient Egyptians, and learn more about this great civilization across 3,000 years of history.

Students who are interested in taking the course, please enrol in the Student Information System (SIS).

For enquiries and registration details, please contact Mr. Amjad Refai (

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