Who we are

Zahi Hawass Institute of Egyptology is a center for research, education and training established in February 2018 by Dr. Mostafa el Feki, the director the Library of Alexandria. The center was named after Zahi Hawass, a high profile Egyptologist. It is located in the Center for Cultural and Natural Heritage at the Smart Village in Cairo.


The center aims to conduct research, provide education and training on both national and regional levels. In addition, the center  focuses on raising the public awareness about archaeological heritage and means to protect it.


The Center will focus on the following activities

  • Studies in cultural and natural heritage
  • Museology
  • Professional training for archaeologists, as well as for museum and heritage management professionals.
  • Raising the awareness about cultural and natural heritage
  • Archaeology and heritage-related projects
  • Non-destructive methods for the study, documentation and conservation of archaeological assets.
  • Capacity building and promotion of distinguished scholars in the fields of Egyptology and heritage conservation.


Zahi Hawass

The former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, and a distinguished Egyptologist. He was the Director of excavations in Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oases and the Valley of the Kings. Hawass got his PhD from Pennsylvania University in 1987. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books. Known for his charisma and ability to reach out to the public, for more than thirty years he has been raising awareness of archaeology and the preservation of Egypt’s precious heritage.