Have you ever wanted to know more about ancient Egypt?Â The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago is offering a distance education class on ancient Egyptian architecture.Â Here is their promotional blurb about the class and if you want to register for it, click here (P.S. They have many other classes as well including hieroglyphics, the Nabateans, King Tut, and excavating Megiddo).
One of the greatest and most famous legacies of ancient Egyptian civilization is its architecture. Explore this rich legacy in an audiotape course that will trace the architectural history of ancient Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period to the Roman era. Listen at home, in the car, or on the go to discover the materials, tools, and techniques employed by the ancient engineers, the impact of changing technology on architectural forms, and how myth and ritual are reflected in the design of ancient Egyptian temples and tombs.
Offered in eight taped lessons over 16 weeks, the course also includes special slide presentations on the Oriental Institute website to show full-color views of ancient sites, artifacts from the Oriental Institute Museumâ€™s galleries, and photographs from the instructorâ€™s personal collection. Supplemental readings and optional assignments are also provided. Those who complete all course assignments will receive a certificate of course completion from the Oriental Institute.
Instructor: Emily Teeter, who holds a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, is a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute. She is the author of numerous publications on ancient Egypt, including Ancient Egypt: Treasures from the Collection of the Oriental Institute, Egypt and the Egyptians (with Douglas Brewer), and Scarabs, Scaraboids, and Seals from Medinet Habu.
The course will begin on January 22, 2007 and end on May 14, 2007.
Registration deadline: January 10, 2007.
Fee: $295 OI members/$325 non-members
Pre-registration is required. Call 773-702-9507 to register.