The Hawass Center for Egyptology organized a lecture for renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass at the pyramid of Khufu, within the framework of cooperation between the Cultural Communication Sector of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Antiquities and the Rashid National Museum.
Hawass confirmed that the Sphinx is a stubborn rock, which belongs to King Khafra, the founder of the “middle” pyramid. He also explained how the pyramids were built, through the discovery of the pyramids builders tombs.
He denied, based on scientific evidence, allegations that assume the existence of a lost city under the Sphinx.
Hawass talked about the recent archaeological discoveries made by the Ministry of Antiquities and its excavations in the Valley of monkeys in the Western Valley.
“Tutankhamun opera will be displayed at the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum and during the memorial of the discovery of the golden king’s tomb in 2022,” he added, noting that the archaeological discoveries made by the ministry heavily promote Egyptian tourism worldwide.
Hawass pointed out that the most important revelation in the twenty-first century is the discovery of papyrus in Wadi Al Jarf, which dealt with many secrets about the construction of the pyramid of Khufu.
He indicated that the world will know the story behind the death of the golden pharaoh Tutankhamun through a national project to study the royal mummies at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir in Feb. 2020.
On his part, Mostafa el-Feki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina said that these lectures aim to educate the youth on the history of ancient Egypt, raise the archaeological awareness of Egyptian school and university students, and emphasize the Egyptian identity through the great ancient achievements in all fields.
Contributed by Taarek Refaat