Zahi Hawass Quotes:
As scientists, we keep an open mind, but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence.Zahi Hawass
I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, ‘If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.’ It doesn’t mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.ZAHI HAWASS
Not a single piece of material culture – not a single object – has been found at Giza that can be interpreted to come from a lost civilization.ZAHI HAWASS
We are the only ones who really can care about the preservation Foreigners who come to excavate, maybe some of them care about preservation, but the majority care about discoveries.ZAHI HAWASS
When we find something new at Giza, we announce it to the world. The Sphinx and the Pyramids are world treasures. We are the guardian’s of these treasures, but they belong to the world.ZAHI HAWASS
Anyone can like their job… To love your job is not enough, you must give your passion to your job.ZAHI HAWASS
I am damn good. I am doing all this for Egypt and nothing else. I reject 70 per cent of media interviews while these people who accuse me are running after them.ZAHI HAWASS
I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet.ZAHI HAWASS
I will reveal the secrets behind these doors.ZAHI HAWASS
It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb.ZAHI HAWASS
It’s very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery. It’s very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery.ZAHI HAWASS
Many parts of the granite statues were found, the most important of which had features close to Ramses II. The statue needs some restoration and weighs between four and five tons.ZAHI HAWASS
The sphinx will always have to be looked after.ZAHI HAWASS
Two hundred and fifty mummies covered in gold. Something like this cannot be explained – mummy after mummy covered in shining gold.ZAHI HAWASS
Who is Zahi Hawass ?
The Egyptian archeologist, Egyptologist and former State Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass was born on 28 May 1947.
He also worked at the Nile Delta, West Desert and High Nile Valley archeological sites.
Hawass was born near Damietta, Egypt in a small village. Although he dreamt of being an attorney, in 1967 he graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt, with a B.A. in Greek and Roman Archeology.
Hawass graduated from the University of Cairo in Egyptology in 1979. Then Hawass was inspector in the Grand Pyramids — a combination of archaeologist and administrator.
Hawass received an AFF at the University of Philadelphia in Egypt, an MA in Egyptology and Syro-Palestinian Archeology, a Ph.D. in Egyptology in 1983 and an MA in Egyptology in 1987 from the AAMW, a graduate group focusing on “The Funerary Establishments,” when he was 33 years old.