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060035 VO Introduction to Ancient Egypt: An Overview (2019W)


Diese Lehrveranstaltung ersetzt beim auslaufenden EC (Version 2013) die VO "Kulturgeschichte I"


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

NOTE: changes in the schedule are possible and will be announced in due time
PLEASE NOTE: No lecture on Thursday 14.11., alternative date is Monday, 25.11., 11:30-14:45.
3.10. Prehistory Neolithikum-Chalkolithikum KÖHLER
10.10. Protodynastic and Naqada, Dynasties 1-2 KÖHLER
17.10. Dynasties 3-5, Old Kingdom HEIN
24.10. Old Kingdom, Dyn. 6 and First Intermediate Period HEIN
31.10. Middle Kingdom HEIN
7.11. Recapitulation Tutor: BSTEH
21.11.Second Intermediate Period, 18th Dynasty HEIN
MONDAY, 25.11. NK late 18th Dyn - Ramesside period HEIN
28.11. Third intermediate Period (incl. Kushites) HEIN
5.12. Late period: Dyn. 26 – 30. KÖHLER
12.12. Ptolemaic period and later KÖHLER

Thursday 03.10. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 10.10. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 17.10. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 24.10. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 31.10. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 07.11. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 21.11. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Monday 25.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 28.11. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 05.12. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG
Thursday 12.12. 13:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 6 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to gain an overview about the chronology and the most important facts of ancient Egyptian history. The explanation of the events relies on important archaeological source materials (architecture, material culture, texts).
Participants should have acquired a robust knowledge of the most important developments in ancient Egyptian history and culture. They should be able to provide historical and chronological contexts for cultural key phenomena.
Contents: The course provides an overview of the most important historical and cultural developments in Egypt from prehistoric times until the end of the Pharaonic aera, including an outlook to later periods. In addition, it deals with the geographic conditions that helped shaping the ancient Egyptian civilisation. Target is to resume the chronological backbone of the respective period and important groups of archaeological sources.
Method: lectures. resources will be offered via Moodle.

Assessment and permitted materials

UPDATE 27.08.2020
For the exam 22.09.2020:
The upcoming exam date will be held in writing online via moodle. Webcam required.
Within 3 hours, questions are to be answered essay-like (written exam) and the form is to be put on moodle. Schedule appropriate time for downloading the forms and uploading the completed form.
The exam is in open book format: "Open book" means that you can use materials to answer the question. It does not mean, however, that you may copy sentences/text passages 1:1. Sentences from slides or other texts may not be taken over without appropriate marking of the source. When answering the questions, you should always formulate your own thoughts and arguments independently.
A plagiarism check of the submission can be performed. In case of doubt, an oral verification can be made.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive evaluation are 50% of the maximum points necessary
88 - 100 % 1
75 - 87,99 % 2
62,51 - 74,99 % 3
50 - 62,50 % 4
0 - 49,99 % 5

Examination topics

contents of the lectures

Reading list

Basic literature
Ian Shaw (Ed.) The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, 2000 (Paperback/e-book ab 9 Euro)
Regine Schultz (Ed.), Ägypten. Die Welt der Pharaonen, Könemann 2007 (Paperback, ab 3 Euro)
Beckerath, J., von, 1997, Chronologie des pharaonischen Ägypten. Die Zeitbestimmung der ägyptischen Geschichte von der Vorzeit bis 332 v. Chr., (Mainz, 1997).
Alan Lloyd (Ed.) A Companion to Ancient Egypt, Volume 1, Wiley Blackwell, 2010.
Further literature will be announced in class.

Association in the course directory

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