The beauty and mystery of ancient Egypt are one of the world’s most lasting legacies. You will be introduced to the history and development of ancient Egyptian art and architecture over a time span of almost 5,000 years – from 4,000 BCE to the Roman period and the arrival of Christianity. We will explore a wide range of topics, from royal monuments to private art, gender, religion and rituals, as well as the impact of ancient Egyptian art on ancient Greece, Rome and the modern western world.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
Identify key works and monuments of ancient Egypt, their materials and methods of production
Recognize art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the Predynastic period to the Roman times
Describe the relationship between Ancient Egypt visual art and its wider cultural context, including political events, religious beliefs and other social factors
Identify changes in Egyptian architecture throughout the history of ancient Egypt