Out of Egypt 1 Season 2009

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Season 1
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1. Flesh and Bone TV-PG CC

Whether it's the finger of a Catholic saint or a mummified baboon in Egypt, humans have long treasured the physical remains of their hallowed dead. Kara Cooney examines relics all over the world to find out why we give such power to sacred flesh and bone.

Starring:
Kara Cooney
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
August 24, 2009

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres International, Documentary
Director Chaz Gray
Starring Kara Cooney
Season year 2010
Network Discovery Channel
Producers John Cavanagh, Kara Cooney, Neil Crawford, Dave Freed, Bechara 'Bicha' Gholam, Chaz Gray, Robert Kirk, Michelle LeDoux, Rob Lihani, Susan Winslow
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan Lestage on December 14, 2013
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My 7 year old wanted to see a video of someone walking inside a pyramid and he really enjoyed this video.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Feelah the tigress on August 9, 2012
I think this is called "Out of Egypt" because they barely spend any time in Egypt! Well, after I got over the misconception that a TV show hosted by an Egyptologist would actually be primarily about Egypt, I gave the series an honest try. First impressions were not good though. The worst episode out of all of them is placed first (Sins of the City). I don't know what her problem is, but she seems to be unnaturally biased against cities. She presents hunter gatherer communities as if they were all sunshine and roses, and never discusses the negatives of the lifestyle nor the positives of city life. Not to mention, she interviews a modern Native American tribe as an example of huntergatherers when (BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION) they only get together to practice the lifestyle a couple times a year like a glorified camping trip. That's inexcusable when their were REAL hunter-gatherer tribes in African deserts and the Amazon Rainforest that she could've tracked down. If it was too difficult for her to get authentic huntergatherers, then she should've left that short bit out of the episode. Oh well, that section is quite short, as most of the episode is her going on an on about how cities are pure evil even though tons of civilizations chose to do it. I also found it hilarious that she equates cities to the reason that many civilizations failed and went extinct. YES, because civilizations fall for no other reasons than that they have cities! It's hideously biased for a researcher to be, and very unappealing. After being turned off by that episode, I decided to give the rest of the series a chance. Oddly, the rest of them are much better!Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smiley on February 4, 2014
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This is a wonderful and informative program which goes around the world with concepts orginating in ancient Egypt. Human behavior and the evolution of that behavior is throughly studied in this program.
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This first episode of "Out of Egypt", "Flesh and Bone" is hosted by Kara Cooney and takes the viewer around the world looking at Relics (the remains of humans and animals used in religious services).

While the locations are very exotic and the filming often captures the flavor of the cultures being shown, the overall feel of the program is that of a brief trailer that leaves you wanting more. The segments that they do spend a lot of time on, such as the visit with the spitting Mexican witch, I wished they had left out as it didn't really add much value to the theme.

This was interesting, but not a real serious look at Relics.

CFH
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Kara Cooney is covering a lot of ground here, but I think the central point of common human behaviors comes across vividly. 'Sins of the City', 'Shape of the Gods', and 'Birth of the Devil' are particularly interesting. Also, while others have criticized the lack of depth, I thought the series did a great job of parsing down the occurrences of these behaviors into something meaningful. Trying to make them more thorough would have made them more superficial; trying to give more depth wouldn't have shown the universality of the behaviors. I enjoyed the series, and Cooney makes for a dynamic and insightful host.
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By Nozama on March 16, 2014
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Learned a lot great host on the program good and informative programming would recomend the show to the whole family
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By wasmannia on March 10, 2014
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this is a great series that links Egyptian culture and way of life to other cultures of the era around the world. The presenter does a fantastic job of painting pictures of everyday life during these times and explores larger themes of human development. Overall, an excellent series!
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By Derek Sanchez on March 6, 2014
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uses her scholarly wiles. This is an interesting look the commonalities of ancient cultures and their differences. Is better than many of the Discovery Channel schlocky stuff.
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