ATS2352 - Egypt's golden age - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Ancient Cultures

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Anna Stevens


Dr Anna Stevens

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.




This unit presents an archaeological study of New Kingdom Egypt when the country was one of the dominant powers in the Mediterranean. At the height of the Late Bronze Age, the kings of Egypt were leaders in the intensive elite trading network that created an internationalism of unprecedented scale across the Mediterranean. Combining material and textual evidence with current approaches to archaeology, the unit examines the international character of Egyptian culture through four main phases within the New Kingdom period: the reigns of the female king Hatshepsut and her co-regent Thutmose III; Amenhotep III to Tutankhamun; Seti I and Ramesses II; and Ramesses III.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Know the characteristics and development of Egyptian culture throughout the New Kingdom.
  2. Be aware of the nature and impact of international trade during the height of the Late Bronze Age.
  3. Understand current archaeological methods and theories used to study ancient Egyptian culture.
  4. Identify the types of material evidence available and the variety of ways in which they are interpreted.
  5. Recognize the Egyptian perception of their world.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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