Emory on Coursera: Ancient Nubia's art and archaeology

By Staff Reports | Emory University on Coursera | April 14, 2014

Watch the video introduction to the Coursera class, "The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia."

Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum, is offering an expert glimpse into the development of art and civilization in the Nile Valley through Coursera, an Emory partner for MOOCs (massive open online courses).

The course, "The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia," examines fascinating evidence from archaeological findings of Nubia, Egypt's neighbor to the south and home to a series of remarkable and innovative civilizations.

More than 5,200 students had enrolled as of the first week of April for the course that begins April 30.

The Carlos Museum's collection of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian antiquities at the Michael C. Carlos Museum encompasses the spectrum of Nile Valley civilization, from the earliest prehistoric times to the period of Roman domination.

The course is one of several Emory is offering on Coursera in the coming weeks.