Kara Cooney

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Kara Cooney


Born
in Houston, The United States
March 08, 1972

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Dr. Kathlyn M. Cooney aka Dr. Kara Cooney is an Egyptologist and Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. She was awarded a PhD in 2002 by Johns Hopkins University for Near Eastern Studies. She was part of an archaeological team excavating at the artisans' village of Deir el Medina in Egypt, as well as Dahshur and various tombs at Thebes.

In 2002 she was Kress Fellow at the National Gallery of Art and worked on the preparation of the Cairo Museum exhibition Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. She was a member of the teaching staff at Stanford and Howard University. In 2005, she acted as fellow curator for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Raised in Hous
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“Male leaders are celebrated for their successes, while their excesses are typically excused as the necessary and expected price of masculine ambition.”
Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

“In a world where seasons of planting harvests and inundation ruled life and death, it was imperative to bring the gods into daily life to help things along. The more a king invested in festivals of cyclical renewal, the more prosperity the gods bestowed. But if the gods were ignored, bad floods would result, and that meant meager planting and poor harvest, which led in turn to drought, pestilence, disease and death.”
Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

“Hatshepsut was, as far as we can tell, not a seducer of great generals in charge of legions, for the practical reason that there existed no men greater than she.”
Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt



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