The photos, which lasted for two minutes, showed Hawass inviting people from all over the world to visit Egypt.
It is worth noting that Hawass would partake in two events on Wednesday in the attendance of Egypt’s Ambassador in the US Hesham Al Nakib, representatives of EgyptAir and archaeologists from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The first event will be at 3 pm and the second one will be at 8 pm in which the well-known archaeologist will be filmed while wearing his famous hat.
On her part, Tourism Minister Rania Al Mashat ordered the ministry’s officials to post Hawass’s pictures on the official pages of the ministry.
Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has spent decades uncovering cultural clues, protecting antiquities and, especially lately, inspiring the next generation of archaeologists. Hawass will return to Bowling Green on Aug. 15 to share some of his newest findings at Sloan Convention Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
“For a long time, he’s been the face of archaeology for Egypt,” said Lisa Rice, director of the Warren County Public Library, which is organizing the event.
Recently, Hawass investigated theories of ancient tunnels by drilling under the Sphinx, searched for secret chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and helped lead an excavation aiming to uncover the tombs of Queen Nefertiti and Queen Ankhesenamun in the Valley of the Kings.
“He always has something new to talk about,” Rice said.
Hawass, the former secretary general of what’s now called the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities, remains relevant in the political conversation, too, as he advocates for the retrieval of looted artifacts.
When a wave of imperialism swept across Africa in the late 19th century, Britain occupied Egypt and snatched some of its history and placed it in European museums – though it wasn’t the only country to steal from Egypt during that time. And in 2011, Egypt faced more looting due to political instability.