Last week, the fella, Kelsey, and I attended a lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass, a renowned Egyptologist who has published dozens of books and speaks regularly on lecture circuits. Our local library arranged for him to come to our town to speak, so it was a fun opportunity to hear him for free.
Dr. Hawass shared a slideshow of photos and kept up a running dialogue of some of his archaeological finds/experiences as he shared awesome images of Egypt. He has a thick accent, but I didn't have any trouble understanding him. He was entertaining and engaging, even if he did ramble a bit. The teacher in me kept wanting to tell him to stick to his lesson - lol!
After his roughly 40 minute presentation, Dr. Hawass took questions from the audience. Several children had questions, and I was impressed by his interest and engagement with them. He definitely is a charming and charismatic speaker.
If you're interested in Egypt and ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, I'd definitely recommend it. I thought this was a good use of my time, especially since I felt so cultured once I left. ;)