His scholarship is questionable at best, he panders to media sources, and his misogyny and anti-semetism are palpable. I have seen only a handful of documentaries on Egyptology that have not at the least included, at the least, a a quote or an interview of Mr. You can read the entirety of the interview here. Interesting take on studying the sciences, just read a book.
We Should Send home Artefacts - Dr Zahi Hawass - 5 of 6
Zahi Hawass, shown in silhouette inspecting murals in Giza, laments the halt of “I'm a famous guy, and if you go to TV and say 'Zahi Hawass is an asshole,'. He seems like he can be a pretentious asshole. . Zahi Hawass bought his degree, he knows nothing about Egpyt or Archaeology, Graham.
Alas, it was not to be, with Hawass going into meltdown before the debate even began.
I first met Hawass on a cool morning last December, at the office that he now uses on the ninth floor of a dilapidated high-rise apartment building in a busy Cairo neighborhood near the Nile. There the former antiquities chief, wearing denims, was sitting behind a cluttered desk, talking on the phone to members of a Russian television crew that was due to interview him in a few minutes. Suddenly, Hawass began screaming in Arabic into the phone. The tirade went on for 20 seconds. Face bright red, he hung up and looked at me apologetically. I had planned to join Hawass at a lecture for foreign tourists he was scheduled to deliver inside a temple at Luxor that evening, but the sponsors had pulled the plug because there had been too many cancellations.