Zahi Hawass

Internationally renowned Egyptian archaeologist and Egyptologist Zahi Hawass first partnered with the museum by providing valuable assistance with the creation of the museum’s traveling exhibit National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure, which opened in 2006. In 2009 he was instrumental in the helping the museum bring Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs to Indianapolis and aided the museum’s development of Take Me There: Egypt, which focuses on life in modern-day Egypt. Finally, he generously assisted museum staff in research and development for the recreation of the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti I in the permanent exhibit National Geographic Treasures of the Earth, which opened in 2011.