Zahi Hawass Biography
Zahi Abass Hawass is an Egyptian archeologist and Egyptologist. He is the former Minister of State for Antiques Affairs. He has served in that position twice. Hawass has worked at multiple archaeological sites in the Western Desert, Upper Nile Valley, and Nile Delta.
Zahi Hawass Age
Hawass was born on May 28, 1947, in Damietta, Egypt. The archaeologist is 75 years old as of 2022.
Zahi Hawass Height
Hawass is of average height and moderate weight. His exact body measurements are not yet disclosed. However, this information will be updated soon.
Zahi Hawass Family
Hawass was born and raised in Damietta, Egypt. He was born to his parents whose information he has yet to disclose. He has also not disclosed any information about his siblings if he has any. Further details will be updated.
Zahi Hawass Wife
Hawass is married to his lovely wife Fekhira. Fekhira is a gynecologist. The couple has maintained a very private life therefore, not much information about their marriage is publicly known. This includes when they tied the knot and how long they have been married.
Zahi Hawass Sons
Zahi has adult children together with his wife Fekhira. Their son Sherief is happily married to his wife Eman. Sherief and Eman dated for three years before they tied the knot at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel. Eman is a graduate of the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University.
Zahi Hawass Education
Hawass went to Alexandria University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Greek and Roman Archaeology in 1967. He later graduated with a diploma in Egyptology from Cairo University in 1979.
Hawass received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Egyptology. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Egyptology in 1987.
Zahi Hawass Nefertiti
Hawass served as an Associate Director of Excavation at both Hermopolis in 1968 and Tarrana from 1970 to 1974. He has served as the Excavation Director and Restoration Director at various sites in Egypt. He has also inspected the Antiquities for a multitude of archaeological expeditions from 1969 to 1975.
In 1972, Hawass became the Inspector of Antiquities for Giza. In 1987, he became the Director General of the Giza monuments. He became Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments in 1998. Hawass became the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in 2002. In 2009, he was appointed as the Vice Minister of Culture.
In 2011, President Hosni Mubarak appointed Hawass as the Minister of State for Antiquities. Hawass serves as a lecturer in Egypt and other countries around the world. In addition, Zahi has written and co-written many books including; The Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies.
He has also written articles on Tutankhamun for the UK-based magazine Ancient Egypt. He is a regular columnist for the magazine Egypt Today. Hawass has also made appearances on various tv shows and films like; Digging for the Truth, and Unsolved Mysteries.
Zahi Hawass Books
- The Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies
- King Tutankhamun: The Treasures from the Tomb
- Silent Images
- The Realm Of the Pharaohs
- The Mysteries of Abu Simbel
- Hidden Treasures of Egyptian Museum
- How the Great Pyramid Was Built
Zahi Hawass Net Worth
Hawass has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022. He has earned his net worth from his successful career as an Egyptian archeologist.