The Italian Culture and Solidarity Association announced on Saturday that it will award the famed Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass the Social Commitment award.
Hawass will receive the prominent Italian award on October 22 at the renowned historical Italian theater Dal Verme di Milano. The Association announced in a press statement that Hawass will receive such an important award due to the marvelous numerous archaeological discoveries he uncovered.
The Association added in its press statement that Hawass throughout his long archaeological history managed to bring the joy to the Italian people with his discoveries, lectures, archaeological achievements and his role in preserving the world heritage in general and the Egyptian in particular.
Hawass has been previously awarded a prize by the European- Mediterranean Partnership, granted for the first time to an Egyptian.
Hawass was honored and awarded for his role in spreading knowledge about Egyptian heritage across the world, including Europe and countries located around the Mediterranean Sea.
This prize was one of the high profile European awards that are given to calibers in the fields of arts and antiquities, among other fields.
Hawass is one of the most distinguished archaeologists worldwide and has many discoveries to his name. He is also the author of hundreds of books in different languages. His recent discoveries include the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders and the Valley of the Golden Mummies.
Among the important works of Hawass is that he headed the team that scanned King Tutankhamun’s mummy to unravel mysteries surrounding the lives and deaths of other acient Egyptian kings.
Hawass’s latest book entitled “Giza and the Pyramids”, which he wrote with American archaeologist Mark Lehner. The book reveals a lot of secrets about the Giza Pyramids and is considered to be an important added value to Egyptology.
The book deals with all the issues related to the Giza Pyramids, from the exploration and the development , in addition to the latest theories and scientific studies on the pyramids, Hawass added.