Veteran Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass during his lecture - Facebook
Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass gave two lectures on the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt in the National Theater of Serbia as part of his continuous efforts to stimulate tourism to Egypt and spread awareness on the Egyptian civilization.
Ambassador of Egypt to the Republic of Serbia, Amr el-Juily, held a ceremony after the lectures, which was attended by the president of the Opera and his deputy, the Parliament speaker, as well as prominent archaeologists and director of the National Theater.
Hawass held a press conference in which he talked about the Egyptian monuments, the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt, and the recovery of the Egyptian monuments within the framework of the efforts of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
In response to a question about the pyramids of Bosnia, Hawass asserted that it is a natural mountain, not pyramids.
Hawass pointed out that King Tutankhamun was not killed but suffered some health problems in addition to suffering malaria. The experienced archaeologist stated that Queen Hatshepsut died of cancer. He also confirmed that it is evident that ancient Egyptians are the ones who built the Pyramids of Giza.
Hawass confirmed that he is currently working with a specialized team on the Cleopatra cemetery in Alexandria, adding that he participated with famous Japanese actress Sakai Mikio in a film about the discovery of Cleopatra's tomb, which was recently shown on the Japanese television.
Hawass also stressed that the pyramid of King Khufu was an ancient Egyptian national project and was not built by slaves, affirming that slaves would not be able to construct such an architectural wonder.