Genre: Documentary, History
Premise: UCLA professor of Egyptian art and architecture Dr. Kara Cooney leaves the lecture hall for a trip around the world, using her expertise of Egyptian customs and practices as a baseline to study how other ancient societies were formed. Each episode begins in Egypt, where Cooney asks a question that takes her on a fact-finding journey over continents and cultures to study the Mayans of Central America, the Incas of Peru, the Singhalese of Sri Lanka and other civilizations.
S01, E02 (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2009)
Dr. Kara Cooney examines pyramids built all across the globe and their significance to each culture.
S01, E05 (First Aired: Dec. 7, 2009)
The evolution of beliefs about the devil.