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Hawass Lectures on Egypt’s Recent Excavations in Sharm El-Sheikh

Tue 21 Sep 2021 | 11:06 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass delivered a lecture on Egypt’s recent archaeological excavations and discoveries to the participants of the third annual Sharm El-Sheikh Insurance and Reinsurance Forum, in Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt.

The well-known Egyptologist and antiques expert highlighted the new archaeological excavations and latest discoveries in the Saqqara region, next to the Pyramid of King Teti, in detail.

In the same connection, Hawass revealed that the Egyptian mission found a 5-meter-long papyrus, a bronze axe belonging to an army soldier, alongside a number of toys, boats, wooden masks, a painting and coffins dating back to the New Kingdom.

Hawass, in his lecture, reflected on the Pharaohs’ history during the preceding era of the New Kingdom and many fossils that have been discovered in a treasure city for three thousand years.

In this regard, Hawass spoke about the Lost Golden City of Luxor, which dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III , and continued to be used by Tutankhamun 3,000 years ago.

In addition to this, the archaeologist revealed that excavation work has begun in this area to search for the mortuary temple of King Tutankhamun, because the Temples of Horemheb and Ay were previously found there.

Moreover, he described this ancient Egyptian village as the largest administrative and industrial settlement on the western bank of the Luxor's Nile at that time.

It’s worth noting that Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram Abdel Shaheed has actively participated in the third annual Sharm El-Sheikh Insurance and Reinsurance Forum and the 27th Conference of the Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers Federation, held from September 19 to 22 under the auspices of the Financial Supervisory Authority.

Furthermore, several public agencies and entities, such as the Financial Supervisory Authority, Ministry of Finance, Afro-Asian Insurance and Reinsurance Federation, and the Egyptian Insurance Federation have participated in the forum's activities.

Contributed by Ahmed Emam

Zahi Hawass