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Prof. Kara Cooney Featured in New York Times

by eric — last modified March 22, 2010 02:49 PM

March 22, 2010

A recent article in the New York Times features the work of Cotsen Institute faculty member Kara Cooney, Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture. The article reviews a collection of Egyptian art and artifacts at the Brooklyn Museum, and references Cooney's work on Egyptian funerary practices:

Ms. Cooney likens Egyptian funerals to modern weddings as events designed to display the power and prestige of the celebrants. Religion may have determined iconography, she notes, but “social and economic factors dictated the quality, size, materials and style of every funerary object produced in ancient Egypt.” Some things never change.

Read the full article here.

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