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Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich


Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, the author was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student dreamed of conducting excavations and working in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. At a time when Egyptology was dominated by men, especially those with close connections to the regime, the author was determined to succeed, and secured grants to study in Boston, London, and Vienna, eventually becoming the first female general director of the country's most prestigious museum. The author launched the first general inventory of the museum's cellars in its more than 1 ... More

Keywords: Nile Delta, Egypt, excavation, Egyptian Museum, Egyptology, antiquities administration, corruption, nepotism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789774168253
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wafaa El Saddik, author

Rüdiger Heimlich, author