Brown University shieldBrown University

The Pyramids in Context: Archaeology of Life and Religion of Death in Old Kingdom Egypt

EGYT 0500 S01 [CRN: 26168]

No ancient world monument is more iconic than the Egyptian pyramids of Giza. This ONLINE course sets out to be a comprehensive analysis of the Old Kingdom (2575-2150 BCE) pyramids and the material, historical and symbolic context that produced them. How and why were the pyramids built? What was inside them? How was everyday life in the pyramid towns? What kind of rituals were performed in their multiple chambers? This course wants to show the real face of the pyramids and the people who worked on and lived by them.
Section specific notes:
This course is offered fully online. Students do not need to be on Brown's campus to participate in this course. Learn what it is like to take an online course at Brown and view technical requirements at:
Spring 2020
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor