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Zahi Hawass
زاهي حواس

Hawass in Paestum, November 2006
1st Minister of Antiquities
In office
January 31, 2011 â€“ March 3, 2011
President Hosni Mubarak
Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Mohamed Ibrahim Ali
In office
April 5, 2011 â€“ July 17, 2011
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf
Succeeded by Mohamed Said
Personal details
Born (1947-05-28) May 28, 1947 (age 69)
Damietta, Kingdom of Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
University of Cairo
Alexandria University
Profession Egyptologist
Religion Islam

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
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
I will reveal the secrets behind these doors.
It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb.
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.
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
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
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
Anyone can like their job… To love your job is not enough, you must give your passion to your job.
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
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