Location: Luxor, Egypt
May 16 - May 24, 2013: On-line Coursework
May 28 - June 20, 2013: Program in Egypt
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2013 - APPLY NOW!
The Ancient Egypt Archaeology Program introduces students to the art and architecture of Pharaonic Egypt. This is a six-week course that includes a two week on-line component and four weeks of archaeological exploration based out of the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor, Egypt. Students will visit famous sites such as the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of King Tut, Luxor and Karnak Temples, the Mummification Museum, and the mortuary temple of Ramesses the Great.
Students will investigate topics such as, what did art mean to the ancient Egyptians? Why did they invest such wealth and effort into its production? Students will also look at the ways in which historical, religious, and social changes affected the changes in Egyptian art and architecture.
Students will also have a long weekend available for individual travel when destinations such as the Pyramids at Giza, the famous Ptolemaic city of Alexandria, or St. Katherine's Monastery can be visited.
This is a six week course that includes an on-line component, site explorations, and three exams.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a total of SIX
Villanova University credits (HIS3095 and AAH3009).
Learning Outcomes and Additional Academic Requirements
• Gain an overall understanding and familiarity with Egyptian history, art, and architecture
• Recognize the most important archaeological problems relating to the reconstruction of ancient history
• Gain the ability to discuss issues and evidence from the material culture of Pharaonic Egypt
No language proficiency required. All lectures in Egypt will be in English.
Housing and Meals
Students live in flats located in the Egyptian section of Luxor, just off Television Street. Two meals will be provided daily at the residence: breakfast and a late lunch (the main meal). Additionally, the flats have kitchens, and restaurants and grocery stores are easily accessible. Luxor not only has many options for tradition Egyptian fare but also has numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai) and British-owned pubs.
For those students who bring laptop computers, certain restaurants/cafes offer free wireless access, and there are also many local internet cafes.
Students will attend lectures Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday off. Each Friday there will be an organized excursion out of town to visit a significant archaeological or cultural site. Such tours may include Abydos (the cult center of Osiris), Horus’ Temple at Edfu, Cleopatra's Temple at Dendera, or Dendera.