Arizona in Ancient Egypt

Arizona in Ancient Egypt
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
Term App Deadline Start Date End Date Cost
Summer February 15 early June mid June Budget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hotel, Other
  • Program Type
  • Short Term Explorations
    UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Arizona in Ancient Egypt is designed to be intense, yet brief, specifically, in support of students evaluating their desire to engage in related fields professionally. It is intended to provide a brief glimpse into the real world experience of what it means to work and live in North Africa or the Middle East, to engage in archeology fieldwork, and to be involved in intensive museum research.


Tentative 2017 dates: June 1 - June 16

CLAS/ANTH/MENA 400/500: Experiencing Ancient Egypt's Great Sites and Museums - This course will provide an examination of the sites that are most critical to the development of ancient Egyptian civilization. This course will survey the archeological evidence to explore each site's importance. Chronological influence will be from the Predynastic Period through the New Kingdom. Illustrated lectures will be delivered in advance to site/museum visits.


Your study experience will include: Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, Egypitan Museum, ancient Memphis, Khan al Khalili (bazaar in Cairo), ancient Tanis, catacombs in Alexandria (followed by an overnight train trip to Luxor), Karnak and Luxor temples, Valley of the Kings, King Tutankhamun's tomb, Mummification Museum, Luxor Museum, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Elephantine Island (in Aswan), Temple at Philae, and several others. With the exception of the train trip, all overnight stays will be in Cairo, Luxor or Aswan.


Students will stay in hotels with the exception of one overnight train trip. Two students per room.

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