During a reception held at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Cairo, Saudi Ambassador Ahmed Kattan bestowed upon Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass the Riyadh Nile award for his devotion and passion for archaeology and excavation.
Hawass recently delivered a lecture in Saudi Arabia on archaeology and recent discoveries in several parts of the kingdom.
Hawass also spoke about ancient Egyptian amulets found in Al-Faw city near Riyadh and a cartouche of King Ramses III, who was the first Egyptian king to send trade missions to what is now Saudi Arabia.
The ceremony was attended by Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany as well as a number of foreign ambassadors to Egypt.
kattan, Hawass, El-Enany