Crash Course: Ancient Egypt

‘Crash Course’ is a YouTube channel featuring short, fast-paced video lessons about World History.

The golden throne of Tutankhamun, detail. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Videos move very quickly, almost frantically at times, making them more like entertaining overviews of these topics than serious lessons.

There are a couple of innuendos thrown into both videos, so watch them and use your discretion before showing them in your classroom.

For almost 30 centuries—from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.—ancient Egypt was a preeminent civilization in the ancient world.

From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom, Egypt’s majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own: Egyptology.

The main sources of information about ancient Egypt are the many monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from archaeological sites, covered with hieroglyphs that have only recently been deciphered.

The picture that emerges is of a culture with few equals in the beauty of its art, the accomplishment of its architecture or the richness of its religious traditions.

The following video covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods.

Learn about the Nile, pyramids and the religion of one of the oldest and longest civilizations on Earth. Get ready for a journey back in time, to the dwelling land of the gods, to the first dawn of human conscience, to ancient Egypt.

5 thoughts on “Crash Course: Ancient Egypt

    1. Dear Dr. Ashraf,this is a very enlightening approach to uncovering the truth about ancient Egypt, but with all due respect, it falls short if it still omits certain undisputable facts which should lead us to the obvious conclusion that the ancient Egyptians where indeed black people! To skirt around that fact is still to deny an ancient people their role in giving the earliest known civilization to the then known world. It was known by many names before being called Egypt, Like Khemet, Mizraim, or Alkebulan. The fact the a Pyramid is on the dollar bill of America along with George Washington,( who was a slave holder), the Star of David representing psuedo Israel’s illigitimate Zionist regime, an Eagle which is a predator reveals to us that the REAL children of Israel and ancient Khemet which means land of the blacks are indeed talking about black people who was and still is a prey to America. A lawful captive, whom are now the most despised, most rejected, most forsaken and most undesirable element in American society in particular and around the world in general.


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