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Adventures Online: Introduction to the History & Culture of Egypt

Join expert Egyptologists live from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the incredible Nile River, on a remarkable online journey that takes you back in time to the days of the Pharaohs!
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Program No. 24222RJ
5 days
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Online Program

Adventures Online: Introduction to the History & Culture of Egypt

Join expert Egyptologists live from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the incredible Nile River, on a remarkable online journey that takes you back in time to the days of the Pharaohs!
5 days
Starts at
Program No. 24222RJ

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5 days
New Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo
From the comfort of your own home.
Ancient Medicine, Karnak & Luxor
From the comfort of your own home.
Aswan High Dam, Cinema, Modern Egypt
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

From the comfort of your home take a remarkable online journey to discover a world long ago where pharaohs ruled the desert and colossal monuments rose from the sand dunes. Join expert Egyptologists on an exploration of the wonders of the Great Sphinx of Giza, massive pyramids and countless other artifacts. Go back centuries as you visit the Coptic part of Cairo and discuss ancient medical treatments based on papyri found in tombs in the city of Thebes; and then discover the Egypt of today with an exploration of the engineering miracle that is the Aswan Dam, discussion of modern cinema and a virtual walk through the bustling streets of Cairo. If you have always wanted to experience Egypt, or have wanted to go back, this is a special opportunity to learn first-hand from scholars and meet others who are fascinated by this extraordinary part of the world.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Join an expert Egyptologist for a virtual discovery of the Plateau of Giza, where you’ll learn about the Great Pyramid and the iconic Sphinx.
  • Explore Karnak, the most sacred of places and home to the largest temple complex ever built, to learn about architecture, dynasties and gods of ancient Egypt.
  • Get a thrilling preview of the New Grand Egyptian Museum, which is the largest archeological museum in the world and displays for the time since its discovery in 1922 the complete treasures of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Eyewitness Guide Egypt
by Eyewitness Guides
A visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt.
The Search for Ancient Egypt
by Jean Vercoutter
This pocket encyclopedia, packed with illustrations, tells the tale of Greek travelers, buried treasure, international intrigue and scholarship in understanding Egypt.
Cairo, The City Victorious
by Max Rodenbeck
Rodenbeck presents his hometown in all its chaotic, marvelous glory, combining a lively history of the 5,000-year-old metropolis with description, anecdote and political commentary.
Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile
by Michael Haag
The ideal companion to a Nile cruise, Michael Haag introduces all the famous monuments and temples of the Upper Egypt from Luxor, Karnak, Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color.
The Nile Cruise
by Jenny Jobbins
Weaving classic travelers' accounts with essays and 150 color photographs, this compact book beautifully illuminates the history and allure of the towns, temples and tombs of the Nile from Abydos to Abu Simbel.
The Western Desert of Egypt
by Cassandra Vivian
This comprehensive guide to the little-traveled regions of Western Egypt includes the Bahariya Oasis, site of the recently discovered Valley of the Golden Mummies.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
by Bill Manley
Ingenious color maps, site plans, photographs and accompanying essays trace Egyptian civilization from the founding of Memphis through the sacking of Thebes and invasion by Alexander the Great in 332 BC in this authoritative, remarkably concise history.
Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
by Rosemary Mahoney
Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets in this marvelously engaging chronicle.

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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.