Universität Wien FIND

060078 SE Seminar: Archaeology of the Ancient Egyptian Capital Cities (2019W)

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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please, be aware that the dates can changed (due to fieldwork in Egypt) and courses could be added.

Tuesday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 17.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 07.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG
Tuesday 28.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents of the course:
Study of the different capital cities of ancient Egypt through time (Memphis, Thebes, Amarna, Piramesses etc.). Their characteristics, their organisation, their history etc. will be analysed and discussed, based mainly on the archaeological remains but also textual and iconographic sources.

The course is organized around student presentations and a productive discussion between teacher and students on the different contributions and the reading of selected bibliography.

The course provides the students with a detailed knowledge of one aspect of the culture of ancient Egypt, with a focus on archaeology, built environment, material culture, art and architecture.
The aims of the course are to:
- provide students with the opportunity to study at an advanced level a substantive subject in the field of Egyptology.
- prepare students for research in the archaeology and culture of ancient Egypt.
- to give students training in a range of general skills, such as writing, presentation and data analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on the following criteria:
- Draft of the presentation (5%)
- Oral presentation (35%)
- Essay (50%)
- Active participation in the class discussion (10%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% of the maximum number of points is required for a positive assessment.

Regular and active participation is expected as an inherent part of the assessment. Only one absence is tolerated. It must be justified in advance, i.e. before the missed lesson, to the lecturer by e-mail.

88 - 100 % 1
75 - 87,99 % 2
62,51 - 74,99 % 3
50 - 62,50 % 4
0 - 49,99 % 5

Examination topics

Reading list

As a start:
- LACOVARA P., The New Kingdom Royal City, London, New York, 1997.
- SNAPE S., The Complete Cities of ancient Egypt, London, 2014.

A complete list of relevant literature will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

P5-3, W1-2, W2-2, P Aus1, P Aus 2

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