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Hesham Mohammed Hussein Hamed

Sinai Antiquities

General Director

Country: Egypt


Hesham Hussein is the General Director of Sinai Antiquities since 2018, where he supervised the excavation and documentation projects. Hesham is a professional archeologist, VR photographer, and content writer. His over two decades’ experience of fieldwork in Sinai put him in charge of Sinai archaeological, documentation and development projects.

Hesham graduated from Cairo University in Egyptology. His Ph.D. dissertation was about the Eastern Frontier of Ancient Egypt. His research and writings focus on the Archeology and Ancient History of the Sinai Peninsula.

Hesham is a Board Member of ICOM Egypt and the Director of the Sinai Rock Inscription Documentation Project. He believes in the importance of technology in the field of Archeology. His most recent work is the documentation of two important caves in Sinai; “el-Zolma” and “el-Zaranig” Caves.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Hesham was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Hesham’s exhibition proposal, with colleagues Ahmed El-Laithy and Wael Morsi Hamada, was entitled Ginger – Reconsidering the display of human remains.