Zahi Hawass

Egyptologists find vast millenia-old 'lost golden city'

Archaeologists hailed on April 8the discovery of "the largest" ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millenia, which experts said was one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun's tomb.

Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the "lost golden city", saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

Egypt's former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Jan. 17 revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists unearthed the temple of Queen Neit, wife of King Teti, the first king of the Sixth Dynasty that ruled Egypt from 2323 B.C. till 2150 B.C.

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. 

From Alexandria on the Mediterranean to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last of the Seven Wonders of the World, and Aswan to the south, the North African country is home to impressive ancient monuments.