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October 1, 2020 35 min

In Ancient Egypt, the coffin wasn’t just a container to keep a mummified body safe. It was a piece of expensive magical technology that transformed and helped teleport the deceased to the afterlife. Kara Cooney joins Rachel to talk about how coffins functioned as a status symbol within Ancient Egypt, and how they were surprisingly, constantly, and creatively being reused.

 

You’ll also learn about the Egyptian underworld called the Duat, Egyptian magic known as Heka, and why everyone wanted to be like Osiris. 

 

Join the Live Class on Zoom with Rachel, hosted by Wise Skies, on October 21st to learn about the magic of Ancient Egypt: https://schedulewithtiff.as.me/egyptianmagic

 

Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Cooney’s research in coffin reuse, primarily focusing on the 21st Dynasty, is ongoing. Her research investigates the socioeconomic and political turmoil that have plagued the period, ultimately affecting funerary and burial practices in ancient Egypt.

 

This project has taken her around the world over the span of five to six years to study and document more than 300 coffins in collections around the world, including Cairo, London, Paris, Berlin, and Vatican City. Her first trade book, THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING:

HATSHEPSUT’S RISE TO POWER IN ANCIENT EGYPT is an illuminating biography of its least well-known female king and was published in 2014 by Crown Publishing Group. Her latest book, WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD: SIX QUEENS OF EGYPT, was published in 2018 by National Geographic Press. 

 

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