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An Obsession Named The Pharaohs

by: Zahi Hawass

Through a set of archeological journeys, the author pursues his passion of the civilization of the Pharaohs and their awe-inspiring antiquities- in addition to their great impact on humanity and generations that followed. Dr. Zahi Hawass explores the notion of the Pharaonic curse and its authenticity, as well as the Pharaonic journeys. He describes their mummies and the secret of red mercury, the effects of their meetings with the key figures of their age, the tales of the Sphinx, the children of Israel in Egypt and several Pharaonic adventures in the Valley of Kings. It is an endeavor to highlight the Pharaonic value and the role the Pharaohs played in developing life.

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"He is the world-renowned archeologist and Egyptologist, who once served as Egypt’s Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara and the Bahariya Oasis. Dr. Hawass headed many impressive discoveries in recent years, including the discovery of the tombs of the builders of the Giza Pyramids, as well as many other discoveries relating to the construction of the Pyramids. He, furthermore, discovered the little known Pyramid of Khufu and revealed at Bahariya Oasis the Valley of the Golden Mummies. He also found the tombs of the governor of Bahariya and his family buried under buildings in the town of El-Bawiti. This discovery is regarded as one of the most amazing adventures recorded in the field of archaeology. Excavation works he carried out at Saqqara unco vered many key archaeological discoveries around the pyramid of Teti, including the tomb of the physician Qar and the rediscovery of the “headless pyramid.” Dr. Hawass also led an Egyptian team assigned to the examination of the mystery of King Tut’s mummy through the use of a CTscan. The prominent Egyptian archeologist lectured about many of these discoveries, traveling all over the world and speaking in front of massive audiences, including kings, queens, the general public and media. Dr. Hawass has long been concerned about the importance of preserving Egypt’s monuments. Working towards this end, he carried out a major project on the great Sphinx, developing site plans for a number of important monumental places, including the unfinished Obelisk Quarry in Aswan and the temples of Kom Ambo, Edfu and Dendera. Recently he’s been working on completing site management plans for the West Bank of the cities of Luxor, Giza, and Saqqara. Dr. Hawass acquired a Ph.D. in Egyptology in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania and has written numerous scholarly articles. Over the course of his long career, Dr. Hawass received numerous awards and credentials. In 2006, Time Magazine chose Dr. Hawaas as one of the 100 most influential people for the year 2005. In February 2005, Dr. Hawass received an honorary doctorate degree from the American University in Cairo. In August 2005, he participated in Adventures of the Mind, sharing his experiences and expertise with 150 of the most accomplished high school students in the U.S. University of Mansoura awarded Dr. Hawass for his many achievements and contributions to the Egyptian Society University and to the Archaeological Community worldwide. Also the Egyptological society in Spain selected him as one of five most distinguished Egyptian figures for the year 2002. In November 2002, his name was written on a CD for the Mars exploration rover 2003 mission. In 2001, he was awarded a silver medal and membership in the Russian Academy of Natural Science. In July 2001, National Geographic selected Dr. Hawass as one of its explorers in residence. In 2000, the Association of Egyptian American scholars gave him the title of distinguished scholar of the year. In October of the same year, he was one of thirty international figures who received the golden plate award from the American Academy of Achievement, as an honor for his accomplishments in archaeology. In 1998, he received the first class Award for Arts and Sciences from the toppled Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosney Mubarak; and the Pride of Egypt Award from the members of the Foreign Press in Egypt."
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Dimensions 19.5 x 13.7 cm
Author

Zahi Hawass

ISBN

978-977-14-2374-6

Number of Pages

280

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Arabic

“An Obsession Named The Pharaohs”

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