Egyptian antiquities expert to speak here
Zahi Hawass -- sometimes called "the Indiana Jones of Egyptology" -- will make two appearances in Honolulu next week, after making international news for his discovery of the Lost Queen, Hatshepsut, a saga chronicled on the Discovery Channel.
Hawass is secretary general of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities and director of excavations at Giza, Saggara and Bahariya Oasis. He makes frequent appearances on the History, National Geographic and Discovery channels, and is the go-to Egyptologist for "NOVA," "Dateline," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and CNN News.
Fellow Egyptologist Emil Shaker will accompany Hawass to speak about "Sacred Sites and Secret Science."
To raise funds for the Cairo Children's Museum, Hawass will speak at a benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Monday at Longhi's Restaurant in Ala Moana Center. Cost is $150. Send checks payable to Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi, P.O. Box 751, Honolulu 96808, or call 223-2700.
Hawass will also speak at 7 p.m. next Tuesday at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, later autographing copies of his book, "Sercrets of the Sand." Tickets are $15; $5 students. A reception at 5:30 p.m. costs $50. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 369-1205.