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    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,034

    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomprehensibly complete

    • By Nassir on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Early Years of Ramses the Great

    • By: Bob Brier
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Ramses the Great ruled for 67 years and was considered one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs. The pillars of his reputation were classic: warfare and building.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Sneferu, The Pyramid Builder

    • By: Bob Brier
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This lecture will present a portrait of the founder of the "Fabulous Fourth" Dynasty, Sneferu. Using trial and error, he figured out how to build a true pyramid. His reign also saw Egypt's blossoming as an international power and the setting of artistic standards that would last for thousands of years.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    What is it about ancient Egypt that still captures our imaginations? How did it grow from a few villages along the Nile into the greatest power the world had ever seen? Explore these questions and more in these 12 entertaining lectures that tell the stories of the great pharaohs and the daily realities of Egyptian life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's just an excerpt of History of Ancient Egypt

    • By H. Alotaibi on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bob Brier, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Bob Brier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A hodgepodge

    • By Sean on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Joy of Ancient History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, Craig G. Benjamin, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    For years, The Great Courses has taken lifelong learners on stirring explorations of our ancient roots; ones that bring you face to face with what history means, and how we use it to understand both the past and the present. So where's the best place to start? Right here with this eclectic and insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient World Greatest Hits Playlist

    • By Emily on 06-10-14

    Regular price: $41.95