Zahi Hawass's Articles

Zahi Hawass continues his account of the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians by looking at evidence garnered through settlement archaeology and images and artefacts from mortuary contexts

The evidence garnered through settlement archaeology, taken in combination with scenes and artefacts from mortuary contexts, provide us with a picture of the idealised daily life of the ancient Egyptians, writes Zahi Hawass in the first of two articles

Zahi Hawass continues his review of the history of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom after the victory over the Hyksos

Zahi Hawass reviews the history of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom after the victory over the Hyksos.

Zahi Hawass continues his review of ancient Egyptian sites dating from the Old to the Middle Kingdom in the second of two articles

The committee appointed to review work at the Menkaure Pyramid on the Giza Plateau has issued its recommendations after the controversy over “recladding” the pyramid, writes Zahi Hawass

Zahi Hawass reviews ancient Egyptian sites dating from the Old to the Middle Kingdom in the first of two articles.

Enough sites have now been excavated to provide convincing evidence of the very earliest inhabitants of prehistoric Egypt, writes Zahi Hawass

Zahi Hawass describes the life and background of Cleopatra VII, Egypt’s last and most famous Ptolemaic queen

In the second part of a two-article series, Zahi Hawass continues his outline history of Egypt with an account of the country’s Islamic and modern periods

In a two-part series, Zahi Hawass gives an outline history of ancient and modern Egypt similar to the one that can be seen at Cairo’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

Zahi Hawass describes the funerary beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and their relationship to the Earth’s natural cycles

Despite recent claims to the contrary, there is little evidence that the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti is buried behind the walls of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Zahi Hawass describes the making of the successful Netflix documentary Unknown: The Lost Pyramid that opened earlier this month

Zahi Hawass remembers the life and contributions of leading Egyptologist David O’Connor

Zahi Hawass describes work underway to excavate the tomb of King Ramses II in the Valley of the Kings and elucidate its pictorial programme

As a new exhibition on Ramses II mesmerises visitors in Paris, important work is being done to excavate and publish new information about the great king’s tom, writes Zahi Hawass

There is no evidence to suggest that the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra had African features.

Zahi Hawass describes the tunnel within the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Seti I, discovered in 1817 but excavated over a century later

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