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Teaching Company - The Terror of History
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:54:13 PM »
Just finished the course on CD and an excellent course which filled in quite a bit for me.
I had a lot of bits and pieces but good to gather everything together
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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 05:13:45 PM »
Hm, what an interesting idea. I never really thought about it, but now that you mention it I realize that I don't actually know anything about ancient Egyptian history. Like you said, bits and pieces with no connection. I love the TC courses, so this is definitely something I'm going to look into. Thanks for the tip! :)

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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 05:25:46 PM »
Hm, what an interesting idea. I never really thought about it, but now that you mention it I realize that I don't actually know anything about ancient Egyptian history. Like you said, bits and pieces with no connection. I love the TC courses, so this is definitely something I'm going to look into. Thanks for the tip! :)

I ordered it used off Amazon and had to order it four times before I got a complete set unfortunately. . . .
One sent me empty boxes - gave me refund without requiring to send them back
Second sent me only box one - Also refunded me without send them back
Third I told them before then sent them that they needed to check - they cancelled order due to a missing disk
Fourth - got all of the disks
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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 11:45:32 AM »
I enjoyed it enough to have listened to it twice now.
history is just so relaxing as long as you don't have a particularly grating professor speaking :)

it's where I learned about these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushabti

didn't catch their mention on The Simpsons until after I had heard of them

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Lisa: Have you ever seen such exquisite ushabtis?
Homer: [not following] Eh, not this exquisite.

also enjoyed seeing that we have a couple at the local museum, as they're not exactly a rare item :D
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Priestcraft nourishes hope in the scientific laboratory, and feels only faint misgivings in academic halls; but it pales and withers at the smile of scepticism, and hears in a low laugh the note of the trump of doom."

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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 08:51:18 PM »
There were a number of Ushabti in the Smithsonian and also got to tell several around me about why the mummified cats and ibis . . . Basically as sacrifices and they were raised in the equivalent of puppy mills.
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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 09:31:03 PM »
Is that the series created by Bob Breyer? If so, I listened to those a couple years ago. They're great fun, done by a guy who isn't quite a crank but who does hold non-canonical positions on Egyptian history that he is willing to share with you.
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Re: Teaching Company - The History of Ancient Egypt
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2015, 09:25:54 AM »
also got to tell several around me about why the mummified cats and ibis . . . Basically as sacrifices and they were raised in the equivalent of puppy mills.

yep.
so much for their love/worship of cats, eh.
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Priestcraft nourishes hope in the scientific laboratory, and feels only faint misgivings in academic halls; but it pales and withers at the smile of scepticism, and hears in a low laugh the note of the trump of doom."

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Re: Teaching Company - The Terror of History
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 09:03:03 PM »
Just finished "The Terror of History" from the Teaching Company and really good as well
"Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
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