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Dr Zahi Hawass

Dr Zahi Hawass, Director of excavations at the ancient cemetery at Bahariya Oasis, 200 miles outside Cairo. Known as "the Valley of the Golden Mummies," this area in Egypt has yielded over 100 mummies just in the last year. Hawass will talk about these recent archaeological discoveries. Hawass also lead the teams that discovered the tombs of the workmen who built the pyramids. His new book is called Valley of the Golden Mummies (Harry N. Abrams Inc.) Hawass is currently a visiting professor at University of California at Los Angeles.

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