Zahi Hawass
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"Zahi Hawass" is an Egyptians/Egyptian archaeology/archaeologist, an Egyptology/Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Libyan Desert/Western Desert, and the Upper and Lower Egypt/Upper Nile Valley.

Hawass has received widespread publicity internationally, and was the subject of a reality television series in the United States, Chasing Mummies. His views and links to business ventures and the Hosni Mubarak/Mubarak regime have engendered controversy. In connection with the awarding of a gift shop contract at the Egyptian Museum and alleged smuggling of antiquities, he was sentenced to a prison term, which was later lifted.

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