Kara Cooney, a UCLA associate professor of near eastern languages and cultures, is a recognized expert on ancient Egypt, specifically the art and architecture. She specializes in coffin studies, economies in the ancient world and the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Also among her areas of interest are gender issues of death in ancient Egypt, funerary arts in the ancient world and ritual studies.

In this video, she visits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and answers questions about her work, ancient Egypt and studying culture in Los Angeles: "Los Angeles has every culture. It's a multi-cultural extravaganza."

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