Many people make the mistake of thinking that dreams cannot come true, but they can. You have to believe, and know that they are more than just imagination.

— 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 6th 2011

    I went to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) at Giza on Tuesday to review the progress being made there. It was a very successful trip. I have always dreamed of this museum being Egypt’s answer to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the best and biggest museum in the world. I saw that its staff are working hard to realize this dream and that it is a successful example of international cooperation. 

  • May 6th 2011

    The Minister of State for Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, and the Italian Ambassador to Egypt, Claudio Pacifico, will be celebrating the end of the second phase of the Madinet Madi Development Project in the Fayoum governorate and the opening of its visitor center on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

  • May 4th 2011

    Last week I made a visit to a new museum we are building in Cairo, the National Museum of Civilization (NMEC). It is located in Old Cairo, and will be an important world-class museum when it is finished.

  • May 2nd 2011

    Four bronze artifacts have been returned to the Ministry of State for Antiquities. These objects were recovered by the Tourism and Antiquities Police when they caught the criminals with the items, initially believed to have been stolen from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, in the aftermath of Egypt’s January revolution.

  • April 30th 2011

    Yesterday I had a meeting with representatives of Hamas, who were returning Egyptian artifacts found in Gaza. It was a very interesting meeting, which can show how the Ministry has made a great effort to cause everyone to be aware of the importance of returning stolen artifacts.  


  • April 28th 2011

     Tuesday was a very productive day, I had several successful meetings, including a visit with a delegation from Iraq’s antiquities authorities.

  • April 27th 2011

    An ancient Egyptian object, a limestone relief panel, will return to Egypt from Mexico. The relief, which depicts the head of an unidentified person, has been in the custody of Mexican customs for three years. It is currently at the Egyptian Embassy in Mexico City and will return to Egypt shortly. 

  • April 26th 2011

     A colossal statue of Amenhotep III was uncovered during the Ministry of State for Antiquities’ (MSA) excavation in the area of the funerary temple of King Amenhotep III on the West Bank of Luxor. The mission, led by Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities, unearthed a statue 13 meters tall that consists of seven large quartzite blocks. 

  • April 21st 2011

    Today I had a meeting with Mr. Stephen Greenberg, the President of Metaphor, which is the company that is helping to plan and design the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). 

  • April 19th 2011

    Recently I met with the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Essam Sharaf, and I informed him that we have several sites that can now be opened to the public. I hope that the opening of these sites will be a message to the public that Egypt is safe. 

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