November 27, 2022
For its November 2022 issue, National Geographic Arabic featured Egyptologist Monica Hanna in an article titled: She Risked her Life to Preserve the History of her Ancestors
The post published on National Geographic social media pages mentioned that
Egyptologist Monica Hanna has led the charge against the looting of archaeological sites across Egypt, and has even faced armed tomb-raiders herself.
Egyptologist Monica Hanna, PhD, Founding Dean of the Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Unit at The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – Source Google
As a little girl living in Egypt, she was determined to be an archaeologist and encouraged to do so by her mother—even despite the fact that it was, and still is, a male-dominated field.
Dr. Monica Hanna has dedicated more than half her life to protecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Egypt. She completed her undergraduate degree in Egyptology and Archaeological Chemistry at the American University in Cairo and later completed her doctorate at the University of Pisa, Italy. She is campaigning to bring back to Egypt the stolen monuments.
Today, she is not just a leading archaeologist, but also a celebrated scholar, Founding Dean of the Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Unit at The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and an inspiration to women in the Arab world including her 5-year-old daughter.
Dr. Hanna is enriching the world’s understanding of Egypt’s heritage, helping to attract visitors from across the globe, and bridging the gap between a new generation and its cultural history. In preserving Egypt’s legacy, you could say that she’s created her own.
She is working on a book on the social histories of archaeological sites, which is to be published by Humboldt University.
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