About Dr. Zahi Hawass
Dr. Hawass’s major discoveries over the course of his career include the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza, the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis, and, most recently, the Lost Golden City in Luxor. His support strengthened the search for the so-called hidden doors inside the Great Pyramid. Dr. Hawass currently directs ongoing excavations at Giza, Saqqara, and the Valley of the Kings. He has also been leading the search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony on the premises of a Ptolemaic temple near Alexandria.
Dr. Hawass received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania. He has earned several honorary degrees, has written more than 50 books about Egypt, and was recognized by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the world. Known for his charisma and ability to engage the public, Dr. Hawass has been raising awareness of archaeology and the preservation of Egypt’s precious heritage for more than 30 years.