People often ask me, ‘well, it’s not really as exciting as Indiana Jones, now is it?’
I reply, ‘to an archaeologist, yes, it certainly is!’

— Zahi Hawass

Writings by Zahi Hawass

Dr. Hawass is a prolific author. He shares his knowledge about ancient Egypt along with the thrill of his discoveries in his many books. You can learn even more from the articles that he writes just for, and from his web diary, through which you can follow him on his adventures!

  • May 2nd 2006

    The University of Tübingen in Germany, under the leadership of Dr. Christian Leitz, has voluntarily agreed to return to Egypt five relief fragments of the royal tomb of the 19th dynasty pharaoh Seti I. Culture minister Farouk Hosni announced today.

  • May 2nd 2006

    After decision, indecision and decision the red granite statue of Ramses II will move ahead to its new location at the court of the Grand Egyptian Museum, overlooking giza plateau, on August 25. Culture minister Faouk Hosni announced yesterday. Such decision came after the completion of all studies required to guarantee the safety of the statue transportation and the construction of the trucks that would load the statue during its strip from Babul Hadid to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

  • May 2nd 2006

    In a press conference held today in Supreme Council of Antiquities 's premises (SCA), Dr. Zahi Hawass secretary general of the SCA asserted that May 15 was the final dead line given to St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) to return Ka-nefer-nefer mask stolen and smuggled out of Egypt sometimes in late 1950's.

  • May 1st 2005

    While continuing a routine excavation works at Shunet El-Zebib, north of Abydos in the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag, a joint American excavation mission from Yale University, Institute of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania University Museum and New York Universities, has uncovered more Early Dynastic grave treasure.

    Culture Minister Farouk Hosni announced that the treasure includes of a collection of 200 rough ceramic beer and wine jars date back to the second Dynasty that are contemporary with the original period of use of the enclosure during the reign of Khasekhemwy.

  • March 8th 2005

    8 March, 2005, Cairo. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture, announced today that the Egyptian team has finished their examination of a non-invasive CT scan of Tutankhamun’s mummy. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, states that there is no evidence that the young king was murdered.

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