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In the TV series “Out of Egypt,” host Dr. Kara Cooney takes viewers on a journey into six traditions across twelve cultures and ten countries exploring everything from burial traditions, religious relics, spirituality, ancient city life, devil worship and more. Dr. Cooney is an Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. She earned her PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. Dr. Cooney has been part of archaeological excavations in Egypt at the craftsmen’s village of Deir el Medina, the royal temple site of Dahshur and various elite Theban tombs. She is published under the name Kathlyn M. Cooney, but called Kara by everyone. Dr. Cooney has also taught at Stanford and Howard University. In 2005, she was co-curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. In 2002, she was Kress fellow at the National Gallery of Art where she was involved with the installation of the Cairo Museum exhibition Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. Her first book, “The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Rame
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