Archaeology of Egypt

7.5 credits

Course, Master's level, 5EG701

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English For exchange students

About the course

Archaeological context and the history of excavation are key to the core understanding of ancient Egyptian culture, society and history. This is assessed through a deep knowledge of the history of excavation in Egypt and the critique of archaeological theories, methods, reports and interpretation. The course provides an in-depth analysis of the main archaeological sites in Egypt, including Sinai, and the Eastern and Western Deserts, and their development over time from ca. 4000 BC until the Roman period.

The course sheds light on the different features of sites, including settlements, harbours, roads, temples and tombs, in order to understand the holistic function of each place. We examine a variety of dating methods, which form an essential element of critically analysing and comparing archaeological site formation and history. Textual evidence constitutes a further key to the interpretation of archaeological sites and features.

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