Sunday, June 12, 2011

Zahi Hawass in the US

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass travelled today to the United States to promote tourism to Egypt. Hawass will make a tour of five states, delivering lectures as part of the framework of cooperation between both countries’ ministries of state for antiquities and tourism. The ministries hope to promote tourism to Egypt and regain the number of tourists that once flocked to the country to admire its old civilisations and enjoy its sun and sand.

As Hawass begins his lecture tour of the US he has conducted a couple of interviews.

Hawass will be in Ohio (U.S.) to lecture as the Cleopatra exhibition opens. In this short telephone interview he discusses the search for Cleopatra's tomb, the reasons he resigned during the revolution and the state of his job at present.

With video preview of the exhibition.


Nothing new in this interview except that he says that he will soon be making an announcement concerning the mummy Ramses III.

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