"For me, archaeology is not just a job. It combines
everything that I could want: imagination,
intellect, action, and adventure." —Zahi Hawass
Dr. Zahi Hawass* is a world-renowned archaeologist and Egypt's former Minister of Antiquities and former Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Dr. Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis. As an archaeologist deeply concerned about the conservation and protection of Egypt's monuments, Dr. Hawass has supervised major conservation projects for the Great Sphinx and the Serapeum and Step Pyramid at Saqqara. He has brought the world of the pharaohs into the homes and hearts of people all over the world through his numerous television appearances, including The History Channel's Chasing Mummies series. He is the author of many books, including his latest, Pyramids: Treasures, Mysteries, and New Discoveries in Egypt, and he brings the latest news direct from the Giza Plateau.
*9/30/11 ANCIENT MYSTERIES UPDATE! Dr. Hawass will be presenting LIVE via satellite direct from Cairo Egypt! Due to the ongoing situation in Egypt, Dr. Hawass and the A.R.E. have made a special arrangement to bring Zahi to our audience live by satellite, where he will give his full presentation exclusively to our A.R.E. audience and take questions and answers. We are very excited to have made this special arrangement and Dr. Hawass looks forward to speaking to everyone at this special event.
David Hatcher Childress began traveling at the age of nineteen in pursuit of archaeological interests. Known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books and adventures, he is an explorer, speaker, and author or coauthor of over 20 books, including his most recent, Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of the Southwest. He has published dozens of articles and appeared on numerous television programs. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of humanity's past.
Christopher Dunn is a manufacturing engineer with 50 years of experience, working primarily in aerospace with an emphasis on precision and laser application. He has published over a dozen articles on his theories on ancient technology and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and others. He is the author of The Giza Power Plant and his newest, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt.
John Van Auken is a longtime staff member of the A.R.E. and one of our most popular speakers on ancient mysteries and mystical spirituality. He has appeared on several television programs and is the author of Ancient Egyptian Mysticism. He is a regular contributor to Venture Inward magazine and newsletter. John manages A.R.E.'s archaeological research. In his over 30 visits to Egypt, he has meditated in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid a remarkable eighty times.
Laird Scranton, an independent researcher of ancient cosmology and language, has spent decades studying comparative cosmology and the synchronous aspects of ancient African, Egyptian, Vedic, Chinese, Polynesian, and other world cultures. He has published numerous articles and is the author of several books, including his most recent, The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol.
Peter Woodbury, MSW, a psychotherapist and Harvard University graduate, is a popular speaker on the Edgar Cayce perspective and a favorite A.R.E. Tours leader and international traveler, who recently addressed the first Latin American A.R.E. Conference in Ecuador.
Jason Parker, PhD, MHt, a clinical psychologist and master hypnotherapist with almost twenty years of experience, has conducted over 500 past-life regressions. He has trained in hypnosis, releasement, and regression techniques with Dr. Helen Crawford, Rev. Judith Baldwin, Dr. Allen Chips, and others. A lecturer of psychology for Old Dominion University, he is also a hypnotherapist at A.R.E.'s Health Center and Spa.