Zahi Hawass: I invited Bill Gates to lunch to donate to GEM, but he didn’t!

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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 02:06 GMT

Renowned Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass giving a speech in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of State for Youth & Sports

Renowned Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass giving a speech in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of State for Youth & Sports

CAIRO – 18 August 2020: Renowned Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said that he invited American Billionaire Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, for lunch, in order to get him to donate some money to the Grand Egyptian Museum, but instead, Hawass said sarcastically, “Gates did not donate any money and I ended up paying for the lunch for nothing!”

 

Hawass added during his intellectual meeting with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, that while the international star Beyoncé was touring the Great Pyramids of Giza with him, one of her guards assaulted Hawass’ photographer, stating that he ended up kicking them both out of the area, and according to him, told them "You are nothing!" Hawass further stated that most international media outlets ask him specifically about this incident with Beyoncé.

 

The acclaimed archaeologist explained that he refused to ride a camel during his visits to the pyramids, so that the world would not view Egypt only as a nation of camels. He also stated that late Princess Diana’s visit to Egypt is the most important to him.

 

Hawass indicated that he will issue a book about his life that includes his strangest encounters with antiquities and the funniest situations that he witnessed during his archaeological discoveries.

 

 

 

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