CAIRO – 27 April 2022: Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass launched an exhibition of replicas of King Tutankhamun in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
The opening was attended by many journalists, media professionals and public figures. The exhibition contains 1000 replicas of the treasures of King Tutankhamun.
Hawass gave a lecture on the recent archaeological discoveries he made in the recent period.
“We are now searching for Imhotep's tomb in Saqqara and the mission has already begun work in the area. We are also looking for Queen Nefertiti in Luxor, and we are working now in the tomb of King Ramses II,” said Hawass.
Moreover, Hawass gave the details of the archaeological discoveries achieved in the Saqqara region next to the Pyramid of King Teti, noting that the Egyptian mission found a 5-meter-long papyrus, a bronze axe belonging to an army soldier, as well as some game boards, boats, wooden masks, a plaque and coffins spanning back to the New Kingdom.
In addition, Hawass spoke about the discovery of 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. Archeology Magazine published the most important discoveries of 2021, and the discovery came in first place among the ten most important archaeological discoveries in 2021.
Hawass added that this city is the largest administrative and industrial settlement in the era of the Egyptian Empire on the western bank of Luxor.
Hawass pointed out that speculations differed regarding the origins of the ancient Egyptians, and that the circulating information that confirm they were of African origins are “false and unfounded.” Also, Hawass stated that there is no mention of God's prophets in anything related to antiquities and its history, and that there is no mention of the prophets Idris, Ibrahim, Moses or Joseph at all.
Towards the end of the lecture, Hawass signed a book about Tutankhamun.