It's common for us to find a tomb or a statue, but to find a pyramid, that is rareRemains of ancient pyramid found in Egypt Nov 12, 2008
It is the first time ever that such a complex of lecture halls has been uncovered on any Greco-Roman site in the whole Mediterranean areaSite of famous Alexandria Library found May 12, 2004
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.