Zahi Hawass Biography
A native of Damietta, Egypt, Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian Egyptologist, archaeologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, serving twice. However, he has also operated at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley.
Zahi Hawass Age
Hawass is 75 years old as of 2022. He was born on 28 May 1947 in Damietta, Egypt. He celebrates his birthday on 28 May every year.
Zahi Hawass Height
Hawass stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.67m) tall. His weight is publicly not available. We will update this section once the information is available.
Zahi Hawass Education
Hawass acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Greek and Roman Archaeology from Alexandria University in 1967. In 1979, he acquired a diploma in Egyptology from Cairo University.
Hawass was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to study Egyptology, earning a Master of Arts degree in the subject and also one in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Egyptology in 1987 from the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World (AAMW), paying attention on “The Funerary Establishments of Khufu, Khafra and Menkaura During the Old Kingdom.”
Zahi Hawass Family
Hawass was born and raised in Damietta, Egypt by his loving and caring parents. However, information about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus the identity of his parents is unclear. Also, his siblings are not known. We will update this section once the information is available.
Zahi Hawass Wife/ Son
Hawass is married to his lovely wife Fekhira. Information about his kids is publicly not available. We will update this section once the information is available.
Zahi Hawass Net Worth
Hawass has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Zahi Hawass Politics
In 2002 Hawass was appointed as the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. When US President Barack Obama visited Cairo in June 2009, Hawass gave him personal tours of ancient Egyptian archaeology. Facing mandatory retirement, he was promoted by President Hosni Mubarak to the post of Vice Minister of Culture at the end of 2009.
Zahi Hawass Honorary degrees
Hawass has obtained many honorary degrees. From outside Egypt, he has acquired honorary doctorates from the University of Pennsylvania (2000), the New Bulgarian University (2016), the University of Lisbon (2011), the Universidad Católica Santo Domingo (2016), the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (2017), the Chandrakasem Rajabhat University (2011), and the Russian State University for the Humanities (2021).
Zahi Hawass Books
- Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs 2005
- Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies 2004
- Silent Images 1995
- Das Tal der goldenen Mumien 2000
- The Realm of the Pharaohs 2006
- Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt 2005
- Tutankhamun: The Mysteries of the Boy King 2005
- The Mysteries of Abu Simbel 2000
- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs 2008
- HIDDEN TREASURES OF EGYPTIAN MUSEU 2002
- Bilder der Unsterblichkeit 2006
- How the Great Pyramid Was Built 2004
- The Golden Age of Tutankhaman 2004
- The Treasures of the Pyramids 2003
- The Island Of Kalabsha 2004
- Tesoros De Las Piramides 2003
- Royal Mummies: Immortality in Ancient Egypt 2008
- Annales du Service des Antiquities de L’Egypte 1899
- The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari 2004
- Nine: Nine Time Travels Syucheu