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Former post-doc Kara Cooney hosts new Discovery Channel show

Kara Cooney, who was affiliated with the department while serving as an IHUM Fellow a few years ago, hosts a new comparative archaeology series for the Discovery Channel. "Out of Egypt" premiered in August 2009. Published under the name Kathlyn M. Cooney (but called Kara by everyone), 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.