Monday, July 20, 2009

President Castro of Cuba Visits Giza

Originally published July 20, 2009 | Zahi Hawass' Blog | by Zahi Hawass

I would be completely speechless if Dr. Hawass presented me with a stunning replica of Tutankhamun's golden statuette of the goddess Selket. She would make an excellent addition to my teetering bookcase.

I really enjoyed meeting President Castro at Giza. When I first met him I discovered that he had heard of me, and that he was very interested in pharaonic history. When I took him over to the front of the Great Pyramid I learned that he knew a lot about it, and he told me that he had been to Egypt forty-nine years ago as a young man.

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