Thursday, August 13, 2009

TV: Out of Egypt

Monsters and Critics

Discovery Channel has found a star in Dr. Kara Cooney, a beguiling academic who takes the always interesting subject matter of all things Egypt and Ancient and breaks down their secret societies, ritual sacrifice, brutal religious edicts and macabre burials for those who are fascinated by the ancient cultures history and lore.

"Out of Egypt" premieres Monday, August 24 at 9:00 and 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on Discovery Channel.

She was also a hit at the recent TCA's in Pasadena, her panel was a fascinating glimpse into the linking of ancient civilizations, and repercussions of human instinct and tradition.

Dr. Kara Cooney is a UCLA Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture; think modern-day Indiana Jones in Jimmy Choos, as she bolts the lecture hall for tombs and temples around the world bringing an exciting new perspective to the most fascinating riddles in history.

Kara uses her training and education of Egyptian customs and practices as a baseline to study how other ancient societies were formed.

See the above page for the full story.

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