For me, archaeology is not a just a job. It combines everything that I could want - imagination, intellect, action, and adventure.

— Zahi Hawass

Dr. Zahi Hawass' Adventures
  • August 15th 2011

    I am sorry that I have not updated my website for the past several weeks. I have had to spend a great deal of my time dealing with false accusations that have been made against me. I am now waiting for the Office of the Attorney General to finish their investigation; after this I will be free to publish the details of these ridiculous allegations.

  • July 14th 2011


    I am so happy to be able to announce that there has just been an important victory in the fight against the buying and selling of stolen antiquities. Recently, the United States Department of Homeland Security has arrested three suspects in New York City – these people were allegedly part of an international organization that smuggled more than $2.5 million worth of artifacts from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt, over the last eight years. I am proud that the Supreme Council of Antiquities (now the MSA) was able to play a role in the success of this investigation.


  • July 5th 2011

    I was deeply honored to receive the prestigious “Order of the Sun” award from the people of Peru. It truly was a memorable occasion and one I shall always treasure.

  • July 5th 2011

    I am currently attending the Second Conference on International Cooperation for the Protection and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage in the beautiful city of Lima, Peru.

  • July 4th 2011

     You can watch the opening ceremony of the conference in Peru online

  • June 28th 2011

    This morning I went to the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo to say thank you and goodbye to H.E. Ferry de Kerckhove, Ambassador to the Embassy of Canada in Cairo.

  • June 27th 2011

    Yesterday was a good day for me. I was invited by the National Youth Council in Cairo to give an open interview and speak to many young Egyptians. For over two hours I gladly answered all their questions and talked about current and future plans to protect and preserve Egyptian monuments. I wanted to hear their opinions and thoughts on the future of Egyptian heritage.

  • June 23rd 2011

    This morning I attended the uncovering of the second solar boat pit at Giza with Professor Sakuji Yoshimura, Director of the Waseda University Mission Team in Egypt. We revealed the delicate wooden boat in the pit and also had a surprise archaeological discovery! 

  • June 21st 2011

    The uncovering of the second solar boat will now take place on June 23, 2011 at 9.30am. It has been rescheduled from June 22.

  • June 16th 2011

    The Ministry of State for Antiquities hosted a four-day meeting for Egyptian archaeologists. Today, 16th June, is the final day. Despite being an annual event, this particular occasion was significant for two reasons.