Zahi Hawass: A Profile
Published on June 26th, 2009 | by Admin0
Hawass’ master plan includes the construction of 19 new museums in Egypt, the eventual closing of tourist-beleaguered attractions such as Tut’s tomb (with a precisely rendered replica as a replacement lure) and the cleaning of the pyramids. Only 30 percent of ancient Egyptian artifacts, he believes, have been discovered. The work to be done is enormous, unending, all-consuming. When Hawass speaks of himself as living in the time of the pharaohs or recounts his dreams of dancing with mummies, it sounds like the natural expression of a focused, fully integrated personality.