Hi all, Just a few days ago I posted that I was going to hear Zahi
Hawass at the Met. Museum, but now I've realized that I can't make
it. So, if anyone in the NYC area is interested in checking him out
- he's a world-renowned Egyptologist - I have 2 tix for $25 a piece.
I'm sure it will be fabulous.
Here's a clip from Amazon.com about his latest book "Secrets from
In his newest book, Egypt's leading archaeologist takes readers on a
personal tour of the fascinating sites he has excavated over the
last 33 years. His stirring descriptions of his life's work,
accompanied by many previously unpublished photographs, take us from
the famous monuments at Giza, where he has supervised the
restoration of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and excavated the
cemetery of the pyramid builders, to the Valley of the Golden
Mummies in Bahariya Oasis, perhaps the most significant and
spectacular discovery in recent years. Zahi Hawass, recently named
to the top antiquities job in Egypt, spins true tales of tomb
robbers, explains how he negotiates with local Egyptians whose homes
may lie directly above important sites, and describes in detail the
exhilarating experience of entering an ancient tomb for the first
time after thousands of years. Dr. Hawass is a spellbinding
storyteller; in his hands archaeology becomes the stuff of
enthralling adventure, danger, and wonder.