Egyptologist Zahi Hawass comments on bizarre rumors of Hatshepsut’s marriage to UAE national

Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has slammed the spread of bizarre online rumors claiming that Ancient Egyptian  Queen Hatshepsut (1507–1458 BC) has been married to a UAE national claiming to be the incarnation of the Sphinx.

Hawass said that everything that was circulated in this regard is completely false.

“We are now searching for the tomb of the architect Imhotep in Saqqara, who built the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the first person in the history of making a roof and materials from stone, and was known as the god of medicine,” he said.

Odd rumors about the Sphinx are common in Egypt.

In May, a story circulated that the Giza Sphinx had shut its eyes for the first time in history. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, clarified at the time that pictures circulated online showing the Sphinx’s slumbering eyes were doctored fakes.

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