Beyonce banned from Egyptian pyramids for being rude

CAIRO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Egypt's former minister of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, said he banned U.S. musician Beyonce from visiting the pyramids for being rude.
Egypt's Indiana Jones facing charges

Egypt's Indiana Jones facing charges

CAIRO, April 3 (UPI) -- The man known as Egypt's Indiana Jones is facing charges for a $17 million deal he made with the American Geographical Society, a prosecutor said.

Audit: Mubarak stole no artifacts

CAIRO, June 19 (UPI) -- Egypt's minister of antiquities says a panel he commissioned to inventory artifacts at presidential palaces has found nothing missing.
Mubarak's wife accused of exploiting relics

Mubarak's wife accused of exploiting relics

CAIRO, June 17 (UPI) -- The chief of Egypt's archaeological sites is accusing Hosni Mubarak's wife and Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass of misconduct involving ancient artifacts.

Statue of Egyptian pharaoh discovered

LUXOR, Egypt, April 26 (UPI) -- A 3,400-year-old statue of King Amenhotep III, believed to be the largest of its kind, has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said.
Some missing artifacts found in Cairo

Some missing artifacts found in Cairo

CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Some of the ancient artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum during Cairo's recent turmoil have been found, Egypt's antiquities chief said Monday.

Egypt demands Louvre return artifacts

CAIRO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The head of Egypt's antiquities council said the country is suspending its cooperation with the Louvre in France until the museum returns stolen artifacts.

Artifact identifies King Tut's father

CAIRO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Egyptian expert says an artifact has finally identified the father of famed King Tut as a previous pharaoh, King Akhenaten.

Remains of ancient pyramid found in Egypt

CAIRO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Egyptian authorities have confirmed archaeologists found the remains of a base that likely once belonged to a 4,300-year-old pyramid.

Archaeologists identify Egyptian queen

CAIRO, June 27 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in Egypt say they've solved the mystery of the lost mummy of Hatshepsut, an Egyptian queen who reigned in the 15th century B.C.

Nefertiti bust battle looms

BERLIN, April 26 (UPI) -- An antiquities official in Egypt spoke of a grave response if a German museum won't loan the bust of Nefertiti for the grand opening of a new Egyptian museum.

Archaeologist: No proof Red Sea parted

CAIRO, April 3 (UPI) -- As Jews are observing Passover, Egypt's chief archaeologist says there's no scientific evidence God parted the Red Sea to allow them to escape a pharaoh's army. Known to Jews as the exodus from the desert and finding the Promised Land, the parting of the

Ancient artifacts belong to the world

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- A row over an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has ended amicably, with an agreement to lend it indefinitely to Chicago's Field Museum.

Corporate sarcophagus irks Egyptian

CHICAGO, May 25 (UPI) -- A major U.S. sponsor of a traveling exhibit of Egyptian King Tutankhamen artifacts has been criticized for keeping a sarcophagus in its headquarters.

Egyptian pharaoh's tomb is not a tomb

CAIRO, March 15 (UPI) -- Archaeologists say a chamber they found last month in Egypt's Valley of the Kings was not a tomb, as first thought, but a room used to mummify pharaohs.
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Zahi Hawass
Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities arrives at the Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. on December 14, 2005. Dr. Hawass was attending the opening of the city's newest exhibit, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs". The exhibit opens to the general public on Dec. 15 and will run for four months. (UPI Photo/Marino/Cantrell)

Zahi Hawass (Arabic: زاهي حواس‎; born 28 May 1947) is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, who is Egypt's Minister of Antiquities. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley.

Hawass was born in Damietta, Egypt. He originally intended to become a lawyer, but then studied Greek and Roman archaeology at Alexandria University, where he obtained a B.Sc. degree. He obtained a diploma in Egyptology at the University of Cairo. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow.

After 1988, he taught Egyptian archaeology, history and culture, mostly at the American University in Cairo and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1993, Hawass left his position as Chief Inspector of the Giza Pyramid Plateau. According to Hawass, he resigned; others claim, however, that he was fired because a valuable ancient "statue" under the custody of Hawass was stolen from Giza. He was reinstated as Chief Inspector in early 1994. In 1998, he was appointed as director of the Giza Plateau. In 2002 he was appointed Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. In 2009, when U.S. President Barack Obama was in Cairo, Hawass gave him personal tours of the sights of ancient Egypt. At the end of 2009, Dr. Hawass was promoted personally by President Hosni Mubarak to the post of Vice Minister of Culture. He was appointed Minister of Antiquities, a newly created cabinet post, by President Hosni Mubarak on January 31, 2011 as part of a cabinet shakeup during the 2011 Egyptian protests.

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