CAIRO – 22 August 2021: Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass gave a lecture on Egypt’s recent archaeological discoveries, in Los Angeles, USA. He stressed that this event is a strong promotional means for culture and tourism in Egypt.
In the lecture, Hawass reviewed the achievements of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in order to preserve Egypt's antiquities, establish the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Civilization, and restore of Khedival Cairo and Islamic Cairo.
Also, Hawass presented the new archaeological discoveries in the Saqqara region, next to the Pyramid of King Teti, in detail. He pointed out that the Egyptian mission found a 5-meter-long papyrus, a bronze axe belonging to an army soldier, as well as some toys, boats, wooden masks, a painting and coffins from the New Kingdom.
Furthermore, Hawass spoke about the Lost Golden City of Luxor, which dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun 3,000 years ago.
Hawass stated that work has begun in this area to search for the mortuary temple of King Tutankhamun, because the Temples of Horemheb and Ay were previously found there. He added that this city is the largest administrative and industrial settlement in the Egyptian Empire on the western bank of Luxor.
Hawass also met with the international artist Jacqueline Bisset and invited her to visit Egypt and the excavations in Saqqara and Luxor.
The lecture was attended by many Egyptologists, public figures and artists, and comes within the program “Forever Is Now” sponsored by the Egyptian Consulate in Los Angeles, which is concerned with announcing the exhibitions that will be held in the Pyramids Antiquities Area, next October 21 to November 7.
A group of stars from all over the world will attend these exhibitions to display their works on the outskirts of the Great Giza Pyramids.