The Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer a variety of remote courses and lectures including “How to Build a Pyramid: Analyzing the Great Pyramid Builders of Egypt” with Meghan Strong, adjunct assistant professor of classics at CWRU and research associate at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The course will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from May 21 to June 25.
Pyramids are synonymous with Ancient Egypt. Despite the fascination with these ancient stone monuments, they are still a source of great speculation and mystery. Archaeologists, astronomers, architects, engineers, physicists, historians, and countless others have all tried to wrestle with the many riddles of Egyptian pyramids.
During this course, participants will investigate how and why the pyramids were built, in addition to their social, cultural, and religious significance. Participants also will examine how recent scientific exploration continues to enhance our understanding of these ancient wonders.
The course costs $61 for Siegal Lifelong Learning members and $72 for nonmembers.