Egyptologists, Dr. Zahi Hawass visited The Discovery of King Tut, the exhibition which recreates the tomb of King Tut and the treasures found within, for two special events open to the public on January 14th. Dr. Hawass is renowned for his ongoing research regarding Tutankhamen’s tomb. The Discovery of King Tut, located at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue, 417 5th Ave. (at 37th Street) in New York, recreates the tomb and its contents as they were discovered in by Howard Carter in 1922. Dr. Hawass will be present at the exhibition for a signing of his new book about King Tut, The Golden Boy: History for Kids. The new book is currently available for purchase exclusively at The Discovery of King Tut; it will available for purchase via Amazon and other online retailers beginning February 15. Dr. Hawass also deliver a lecture at The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Dr. Zahi Hawass is the former Minister of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Hawass received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including Silent Images – Women in Pharaonic Egypt; Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt; Secrets from the Sand; Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs; Tutankhamun – The Treasures of the Tomb; Royal Tombs of Egypt – The Art of Thebes Revealed. Dr. Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment, including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed, Dinosaurs Alive!, Extreme Dinosaurs and Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic, as well as Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition. The success of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. lies in its ability to produce, manage, and market exhibitions.
Premier Exhibitions presents The Discovery of King Tut in partnership with SC Exhibitions, a division of Semmel Concerts Entertainment, a leading European live entertainment producer. The Discovery of King Tut is a project by SC Exhibitions, conceived and curated by a team of leading European museum specialists. The scientific circle consulting the exhibition and its international programming consists of Wolfgang Wettengel, Wilfried Seipel, Jaromir Malek and Zahi Hawass. The exhibition supports several projects in Egypt, and contributed to the renovation of the Tutankhamun galleries in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The Discovery of King Tut is the official replica exhibition endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
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