Episode 31 Know Before You Go: Egypt with Dr. Zahi Hawass
This week on Passport to Everywhere, Melissa speaks with Dr. Zahi Hawass, often referred to as the real life Indiana Jones, about Egypt and its many wonders and mysteries. Dr. Hawass, who is the former Minister of State of Antiquities Affairs and a renowned Egyptologist and archaeologist, has made multiple discoveries that shape the way we understand history. The tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza, the Valley of the Golden Mummies, the Lost Golden City at Luxor are just a few of the historic excavations made under Dr. Hawass’s name. He also used modern forensic techniques to locate King Tut’s relatives. In this episode, Dr. Hawass speaks to why he believes Egypt is a human story that “belongs to people all over the world,” the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza – the largest archaeology museum in the world, as well as the importance of balancing tourism and conservation.
And in case you’re interested in hearing him speak in person, Dr. Hawass will be in the United States this May and June on a Grand Lecture Tour where he plans to announce new groundbreaking discoveries for the first time. There are rumors he will reveal the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s mummy…
And this week on travel hacks: Melissa speaks with Indagare Destinations Director John Cantrell to help you prepare for a trip to Egypt. They’ll dive into questions around safety, weather, favorite sights around the country (what you need to prioritize!) and the country’s best hotels.
Tune in live: April 20, 2023 at 12 p.m. ET
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