What Mummies Tell Us

What Mummies Tell Us

Lecture 27 of 48

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This Lecture: The primary source for figuring out how the Egyptians mummified their dead is the mummies themselves. What distinguishes mummies from the Old Kingdom, the New Kingdom, and the Late Period, respectively? How have Egyptologists reconstructed this ancient art? By the end of this lecture, you will be able to look at a mummy and tell how old it is. The Course: Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then this course is for you. All Lectures: 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
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 1999.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Brier, Bob
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