Look for Kara's new TV series on the Discovery Channel
Click below for a preview
September 13, 2010
Planet Green is now showing OUT OF EGYPT! All six episodes are airing repeatedly for the next few weeks.
Click HERE to visit their site for air times.
And don't forget to visit Kara's Facebook page to ask her questions about the show, or just about Egypt in general!
December 9, 2009
LiveCloud.com has invited Kara to host an online chat this Friday, December 11th, at 5:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time).
You can submit questions in advance or follow the chat live on their website: http://www.livecloud.com/stadiumChat/chatEvent/karacooney.
December 8, 2009
|ABC Television's website for the LOST UNIVERSITY has just gone live! Enroll to see Kara and some of her UCLA students teaching basic Egyptian history and hieroglyphics in the 'History 101' course.|
August 27, 2009
|If you missed the first two episodes of OUT OF EGYPT on the Discovery Channel, you can download them now at the iTunes store.For a limited time, the first episode ('Flesh and Bone') is available for free!
August 26, 2009
|Kara's TODAY SHOW segment is currently online. Click here to watch!|
August 24, 2009
|Kara talks with the Los Angeles Times about her new show...|
August 21, 2009
OUT OF EGYPT is getting some generous attention from the press. Here are a few links:
Also look for nice write-ups on the show in PEOPLE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, TV GUIDE, and others.
August 18, 2009
Discovery just posted video highlights from the first episode of OUT OF EGYPT. Check them out on the MEDIA PAGE...
August 15, 2009
Kara's latest visit to THE LATE, LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON is online to watch...
Check out the MEDIA PAGE for more videos.
August 12, 2009
There's a nice review of OUT OF EGYPT in the current issue of ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE.
August 11, 2009
August 10, 2009
June 1, 2009
June 25, 2008
Kara's extended essay "The Social and Economic Aspects of Funerary Arts in Ancient Egypt: How much did a Coffin Cost?" is featured in the just published book:
This is a fun, accessible article in a beautifully produced museum catalog.
March 1, 2008
|Kara's latest book is now available!
Check out the following links to get your copy:
Dr. Kara 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. She 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.
Kara 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. A native of Houston, Kara received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her first book, The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period was published in 2007, and she is working on a number of articles related to her many research interests, including the gender issues of death in ancient Egypt, craft specialization, funerary arts in the ancient world, and ritual studies.
Kara is currently working on a new comparative archaeology series entitled OUT OF EGYPT, created with her husband, writer/producer Neil Crawford, airing on the Discovery Channel in August, 2009.