I’m here with you today to share a “dream came true” for me.
Since I was a child I’ve been fascinated with the egyptian culture. My two favorite subjects of study are:
– The Life And Death Of King Tutankhamun.
– The Book Of The Dead.
I have a collection of books, small statues, dvds with amazing documentals. I have silver jewerly with egyptian symbols,and a bracelate made of ancient egyptian beads.
When I found out Dr. Zahi Hawass http://www.drhawass.com/ was coming for a conference in my home town, I really got so excited. So, there I was with my mom, Maria del Rosario Arco, on October 2nd -2013, at the “Museo del Marco” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_de_Arte_Contempor%C3%A1neo_de_Monterrey , seated in the front row, listening to him talking about “The magic of pyramids, the secrets of king tut, and the royal mummies” while he was projecting pictures of his excavations.
The conference started at 7:30 pm. It was crowed, more than 700 people assisted and enjoyed Mr. Hawass sense of humor when he talked about the “tomb curses”, his unpleasant experience when he was exploring a tomb because the smell coming from a sewage, and his hard temper when he wasn’t happy with the photo screen projector asking the museum’s assistant to fix it for him, lol.
Mr. Hawass talked for more than an hour about old, recent, and future descoverings… it was amazing when he mentioned “Alexandría”, where he believes the rests of Cleopatra and Mark Antony could be buried there.
He showed pictures of himself with kings, queens, presidents, hollywood celebrities, and famous singers in their visits to the pyramids.
So, the conference went well, until it was announced a photo and an autograph session. Almost 200 people left the place and the rest, including my mom and me, decided to stay.
My “super mom” moved fast, and there we were taking pictures and receiving his autographs to both of us. But Mr. Zawass only stayed for 20 minutes, he just got up and was escorted by two security guards, but fans went after him. He had to sign some autographs and take some other pictures, then he tried to run again, and fans were still after him, until the guards were able to take him to the elevators to finally escape and get some peace.
I really enjoyed the experience, meeting a living legend such as him. A man who has done a lot for his country, who is funny, and has such a strong temper. Such an adventurer…
” All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”