Adult Programs

The Mysteries of the Pyramids and the Magic of the Mummies: New Discoveries

Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass in Egypt.

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Dr. Zahi Hawass offers insights into some of the most fascinating people and places in ancient history.

This lecture will touch on some of the most important archaeological research in recent years, including the discovery of the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders and the reconstruction of King Tutankhamun’s family tree. Dr. Hawass will discuss the use of innovative investigative techniques to explore the Great Pyramid at Giza, the identification of the remains of Queen Hatshepsut, and other extraordinary discoveries made during his career as Egypt’s preeminent archaeologist.

Dr. Hawass explores the world-wide fascination with all things ancient Egyptian from the lives of ancient royalty, to the Riddle of the Sphinx.


Dr. Zahi Hawass has long been recognized as the international face of Egyptology.  He has served within the Egyptian antiquities service since 1968.  In 2002 he was made Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and in 2011 became the first Minister of State for Antiquities.  He writes regular columns for Al-Ahram Weekly and Horus (the in-flight magazine of Egypt Air), and has contributed articles to GEO, along with many other popular magazines.


Royal Ontario Museum
Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
Level 1

Bloor Street (main entrance)