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September 13, 2010

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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.

You can read more about the project in the Los Angeles Times, or check out the last few seasons of LOST to catch some of Kara's handiwork...

August 27, 2009

iTunes Season 1 link

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!

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August 26, 2009

Today Show Kara's TODAY SHOW segment is currently online. Click here to watch!

August 24, 2009

LA times 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:

American Research Center in Egypt: ARCE Member Takes Center Stage in New TV Show

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Meet your tour guide to the afterlife

Scripps News / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: New Discovery series dusts off ancient Egypt

Monsters & Critics: Dr. Kara Cooney brings the world of the Ancients to Discovery on 'Out of Egypt'

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

THE TORCH ONLINE has a fun interview with Kara, about both OUT OF EGYPT and her views on magic and spirituality in the ancient and modern world. Read it here...

August 10, 2009

This week, Kara's the featured professor on UCLA's website. Check out the article here...

June 1, 2009

Kara's profiled in the Summer 2009 issue of UCLA College Report - click HERE to read the article.

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:

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum of Art

This is a fun, accessible article in a beautifully produced museum catalog.

Available here...

March 1, 2008

Kara's latest book is now available!

The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period

Check out the following links to get your copy:

NINO Publications

Eisenbrauns Bookseller

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About Kara

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.