Prominent Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said that he aims to launch a popular campaign to recover the stolen Egyptian antiquities.
“We would like to restore the Egyptian antiquities that were stolen,” Hawass stressed. “We need to do something popular to retrieve Egyptian antiquities, by launching a petition to be signed by intellectuals in the world.”
His remarks came while giving a lecture in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which is organized by the Public Library for the sixth year in a row, where he talked about the archaeological discoveries in Saqqara and Luxor.
“We are now searching for Imhotep’s tomb in Saqqara and that the mission has already started working in the area, and we are also looking for Queen Nefertiti in Luxor, and we are also working now in the tomb of King Ramses II,” Hawass said. He explained the details of the new archaeological discoveries in the Saqqara area next to the pyramid of King Teti, noting that the Egyptian mission found a papyrus 5 meters long, a bronze “axe” belonging to an army soldier, as well as some toys, boats, wooden masks, and a painting and the coffins of the modern state.
He talked about the lost golden city of Luxor, which dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun, that is, 3000 years ago.
Hawass pointed out that the city’s history dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III, and its use continued by Tutankhamun, that is, 3000 years ago.
Hawass added that this city is the largest administrative and industrial settlement in the era of the Egyptian Empire on the western bank of Luxor.