Dr. Zahi Hawass is the most famous Egyptologist in the world, his career as an archaeologist was marked by epoch-making discoveries in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Mysteries of the past have been coming to the surface of our understanding of Egypt for decades thanks to the research of Dr. Hawass. Therefore, it is not surprising that he was the inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones, Spielberg’s famous adventurer. Unlike his film counterpart, everything that determines the work of Dr. Hawass is preceded by enormous knowledge, patience and dedication. In his search for the truth, he filled the contents of more than 40 popular and scientific books and 150 works on ancient Egypt. Among the most popular titles of Dr. Zahi Hawass are the books Secrets from the Sand, Valley of the Golden Mummies, as well as the world bestseller The Legend of Tutankhamun. According to his idea and under his supervision, 22 new museums were opened throughout of Egypt, including the Great Egyptian Museum near the Pyramids of Giza and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, the first capital of Egypt from 661 AD. Dr. Havas’ career is filled with numerous awards and recognitions. In 1998, the President of Egypt awarded him the First Class Award for Arts and Sciences for the restoration of the Sphinx, and he also received the Pride of Egypt Award. Time magazine chose him as one of the 100 most influential people for 2006. He is a knight of the French Legion of Honor, a goodwill ambassador, an academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and in 2008 he was awarded the Order of Merit of Italy. In April 2017, Dr. Hawass was appointed Ambassador for Peace and Cultural Heritage at the United Nations. As a recognizable face of the world’s leading scientific programs of National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC…, he received an Emmy award in 2006 for a documentary film about ancient Egypt. Dr. Zahi Hawass has earned the reputation of the “King of the Pyramids” through lectures around the world, numerous books and documentary programs dedicated to the ancient Egyptian civilization. Journalists call him the greatest pharaoh of today. Step into a new adventure with Zahi Hawass and find out what are the latest archaeological discoveries in Egypt, on November 24 from 3 pm in Kombank Hall, the former House of Unions. ADMISSION IS FREE!