Dr. Hawass Receives an Emmy!

Zahi Hawass won the Emmy Oscar Award for the special that he did with David Jackson called Egyptian special. David Jackson came to Egypt on the Sept. 26 .2006 and presented the award to Zahi Hawass at his office in Zamalek. This is the first time that an Egyptian got this award and also the first time that non television person got this award.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has presented an Emmy to Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Hawass won the award in the international television film category for his background commentary to a 2005 CBS documentary on Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the Valley of Kings. The award, a golden statue of a winged woman holding a ball, has Hawass’ name engraved on the base. He is the first Egyptian to win an Emmy, and this is the first time that the award winner was not working in the media.

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