Tips For Becoming An Archaeologist
Young people often ask
me how they can become an archaeologist. Here is my advice:
- Read every book and
magazine you can find on archaeology and ancient Egypt. The more you
read, the more you will know, and the more fun you will have.
Geographic television specials about archaeology and ancient Egypt. Then
you can follow my adventures and experience the magic of archaeology
through my eyes.
- Check out my website
at guardians.net/hawass. I keep it updated, so you will always know the
- Study hard in school,
and learn foreign languages such as French, German and Arabic. You will
need these languages to read important books and articles. Arabic is
especially important. Not enough foreign archaeologist speak it now, so
you will have a big head start if you do.
- Go to a University
that teaches archaeology and Egyptology. I recommend, the
Pennsylvania, Brown and John Hopkins.
- Go to a field school
and learn how to excavate. Then go on as many digs as you can. Nothing
can replace the excitement of finding ancient artifacts. I encourage you
to experience this thrill for yourself.
- Come to visit Egypt,
and see all the archaeological sites you can.
- Have passion and love
for the past.
- Be adventurous!