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Discovery Channel Out of Egypt

Updated: May 23, 2020

Dr. Kara Cooney being filmed on a beach in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Out of Egypt in Sri Lanka

“Out of Egypt,” is a miniseries hosted by Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney that explores human practices in ancient Egypt and other early civilizations. From the ancient tombs of Egypt to churches in Western Europe and temples in South Asia, “Out of Egypt” takes viewers on a journey around the world, examining relationships between people, buildings, and the strange human behaviors that unite us all. Along with her own expertise, Cooney interviewed experts and interacted with locals to give viewers various insights and perspectives in her study of human cultures. In Sri Lanka Kara explores the giant Buddhist dagobas which share many similarities with pyramids, attends a traditional Thovil ceremony or exorcism ritual, visits the Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Cemetery and Sri Lanka's most holy Buddhist shrine - The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy - to pay respects to what is believed to be the actual tooth of the Lord Buddha.

First aired in 2009 on the Discovery Channel, "Out of Egypt" attracted millions of viewers in the United States. The show was produced by Digital Ranch Productions Inc. USA for the Discovery channel. Delon Weerasinghe was the Sri Lankan fixer for this show that was location produced by the Dreamforge (Pvt) Ltd.

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