Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 03:29 GMT
Renowned Egyptian Archaeologist Zahi Hawass - Press photo
CAIRO - 4 November 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Charles University in Prague will honor the renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass, due to his enriching contributions and achievements in the field of Egyptology, where he presented various research papers.
The honoring will be held on November 7 at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
Hawass was born in a small village near Damietta, Egypt, in 1947. He dreamed of becoming a lawyer.
However, Hawass obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Greek and Roman Antiquities from Alexandria University in 1967.
At the age of 33, Hawass earned a Fulbright fellowship to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to study Egyptology.
He then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Egyptology and Syrian-Palestinian Archeology in 1983.
He received his PhD in Egyptology in 1987.
He was appointed to the position of Chief Inspector of the Giza Plateau, but he left the position in 1993, and then later returned to the same position in early 1994.
In 1998, Hawass was appointed Director of the Giza Plateau, and in 2002 he was appointed Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
During his work at the Pyramids of Giza, Hawass discovered the tombs of the pyramids builders in Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies in the Bahariya Oasis.
He was appointed as the first Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs.
After the events of the January 25 Revolution, Hawass accomplished numerous publications in Egyptology.