Launch event of Zahi Hawass’ and Sandro Vannini’s new book “The legend of Tutankhamun” at the Cairo Marriott Hotel

Last Monday, 8th June 2015, in the beautiful setting of the Cairo Marriott Hotel took place the launch event of Zahi Hawass’ and Sandro Vannini’s new book The legend of Tutankhamun, published by Laboratoriorosso.

The book represents the second work of the “Ancient Egypt Limited Edition” collection and, like the collection’s first volume A Secret Voyage, is a limited edition large-format photographic book.

The event was attended by approximately 500 people, including many prominent Egyptian cultural, artistic, political, and academic figures. The authors Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini both gave a speech and presented together a copy of the book to Mrs Jihan Sadat, a former Egyptian first lady, to whom the volume is dedicated.

The Cairo Marriott Hotel hosted and sponsored the event as part of Marriott’s global campaign #Activ8Egypt, which aims to support and revive tourism in Egypt by engaging key industry partners and government bodies with the goal of bringing the country to its premier destination of choice, across the business and leisure travel segments.

Sandro Vannini would like to express its most sincere gratitude to the Cairo Marriott Hotel for making the event part of this worthy global initiative, to the sponsors Join-T Energy Investments, PICO, Archaeological Paths, and The Shafik Gabr Foundation for their generous support for the publication, and to Vision Media for the support in managing the event. He would also like to thank Samir Sabry, Samira Kirollos, Chris Naunton, Azza Balbaa, and all those who attended the event, making it a very special evening.