Zahi Hawass Conference – Monday 3 June – at the Grande Halle
World-renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass will give an intimate talk about Tutankhamun, the most extraordinary discovery in history and updates on fascinating excavations currently going on in Egypt.
Time: 7.30pm. Price: 100€ per person, including conference, book signing and visit of privatised exhibition.
Reservation necessary: Zahi Hawass Conference
Dr. Zahi Hawass began as an inspector of antiquities and rose to the height of the profession in Egypt, becoming secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as well as the first minister of state for Antiquities. He has written over 40 popular and academic books and more than 150 scholarly articles on his excavations.
Through the course of his career, he has made a number of major finds, including the tombs of the pyramid-builders at Giza, the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis and has also two new pyramids; dating from the Fourth and Sixth Dynasties.
One of Dr. Hawass’s crucial endeavors has been the Egyptian Mummy Project. The EMP has resulted in several fascinating findings, including identifications of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut and members of the family of Tutankhamun, and the cause of death of Rameses III.
Due to his deep concern with the conservation and protection of Egypt’s monuments, Dr. Hawass supervised an extensive site management program for Coptic and Islamic sites. He also oversaw the conservation of the Great Sphinx and built twenty-two museums, among them the Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza pyramids and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. He has repatriated over 6,000 stolen artefacts and trained more than 1,000 young archaeologists in museology and excavation techniques.
Dr. Hawass is known for his charisma and ability to reach out to the public, raising awareness of the preservation of Egypt’s precious heritage. His international lectures, through which he introduces his finds to the world, are exceedingly popular. He has brought the world of the pharaohs into the homes and hearts of people everywhere through numerous television appearances and books for general readership.
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