Out Of Egypt

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (81)

Out Of Egypt was a captivating television series that aired on Discovery Channel in the year 2009, with Egyptologist Kara Cooney as the host. The show trails the exciting and enigmatic journey of ancient Egypt's religious evolution and how it culminated in the development of one of the world's greatest civilizations. The show explores the important role of religion in the lives of the Egyptians and how it formed the base of the development of their distinctive culture.

Each episode features Cooney immersing herself in the culture and ritual practices of the Egyptians' religious beliefs. The show features rare footage of excavations and discoveries that show how the Egyptians' religious beliefs evolved over time. The show's theme is built around investigating the role of religion in shaping society, politics, and economy; therefore, each episode's outcome is a riveting account of the influences of religion in Ancient Egyptian history.

The show is divided into six episodes, with each installment focusing on a critical part of Ancient Egypt's religious history. The first episode, "The God Factor," explores how the Egyptians embraced the idea of gods and goddesses, how they worshipped them, and how it influenced their culture. In this episode, viewers get to see how Egyptians built temples that were dedicated to different deities and how these temples served as the epicenter of their culture.

The second episode, "Heretic Pharaoh," focuses on Akhenaten, the controversial pharaoh who attempted to change the Egyptians' polytheistic practices to monotheistic ones. He believed in worshiping only one god, the sun god Aten. This episode explored the significance of his actions, the ensuing consequences and the implications for both religion and politics during his reign.

The third episode, "Temples of Power," delved into the political power of temples in ancient Egypt. Egyptian pharaohs depended on temples for political and religious guidance. Many of these temples were also economic powers, controlling large swathes of land, much of which was reserved for agricultural purposes. The episode showed how temple workers were paid and how they influenced the economy.

The fourth episode of Out of Egypt was titled "A God for Everyone." It investigates how the Egyptians popularized mummification as a way of preserving the bodies of their dead. The show offers insights into the lives of the living in the context of the dead, investigating how the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife and how their belief in gods, goddesses, and pharaohs influenced their lives in the present.

The fifth episode, "Sex and the Pharaohs," explores the roles of sexuality in Ancient Egypt's religion. The episode highlights the rich sexuality that existed in the culture, the role that gods and goddesses played in sexuality, and the human psyche's religious nature.

The finale of Out of Egypt, "The Death Cult," takes a closer look at death rituals and how the Egyptians prepared for death. The show offers insights into the different rituals the Egyptians employed to prepare their dead, including mummification processes and how the tombs were constructed. It also investigates the role of the pharaoh, the high priest and the embalmers in the mummification process.

Throughout the series, Kara Cooney's enthusiasm and passion for Egyptology shines through. Her in-depth knowledge of the culture and history of the Ancient Egyptians shines through as she weaves stories, myths and beliefs into cohesive storytelling. The stunning footage of excavations, images and videos taken from different regions of Egypt captured the beauty and the brutality of the country's past. The show also features extensive interviews with experts, including archaeologists, historians, and religious scholars, providing insights into the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt.

In conclusion, Out of Egypt was an enthralling show that offered viewers an opportunity to witness the incredible religious journey of the Ancient Egyptians. Its enormous success reflects the far-reaching interest in ancient cultures, mythology, and history. The program's unique perspective and insights, coupled with Kara Cooney's expertise and passion, make it one of the lasting and enduring educational shows in the history of television.

Out Of Egypt is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 24, 2009.

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Where to Watch Out Of Egypt
Out Of Egypt is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Out Of Egypt on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    August 24, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (81)