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AAH3990 - Egypt's golden age and its aftermath

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Christian Knoblauch


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


As for ARY2990


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have gained an understanding of the characteristics and development of Egyptian culture from the end of the Middle Kingdom to the Late Period.

  1. Have acquired an awareness of the limitations/extent of our knowledge of this culture; i.e., of the types of material that have survived and the variety of ways in which they are interpreted.

  1. Be able to display a basic understanding of the Egyptian perception of their world.

  1. Be able to display knowledge of the main sources of our textual and archaeological reconstruction of the culture.

  1. Have acquired the ability to access the tertiary sources and to assess critically the current theories encountered.

  1. Have developed an understanding of the nature and impact of international trade during the height of the Late Bronze Age and of the concepts of imperialism which developed during that time.


Written work/test: 75% (3500 words)
tutorial presentation/participation: 25% (1000 words)

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


A first year sequence in Archaeology, or permission of the head of school



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