Originally a civil engineer, Ahmed’s passion for and interest in Egyptology began in 1990 when he visited the magnificent temples in Luxor for the first time. He was in awe when he saw the work of great architects from four millennia ago. In 1993, he had the chance to work with the archaeological mission during the excavations of the new Library of Alexandria. In 1995, he received a degree in tourism guidance and started working as a tour guide. In 2003, he received his M.A. in ancient Egyptian architecture from Alexandria University, and in 2012, he got his Ph.D. in ancient Egyptian archaeology from Ain Shams University in Cairo.
In 2016, Ahmed presented the series on ancient Egyptian civilization for the online-learning website and massive open online course provider edX.org, created by Harvard University and MIT in collaboration with Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the Library of Alexandria).
Ahmed is also the director of the Tour Guides Training Project at the Alexandria Tour Guides Syndicate, and he gives public lectures at universities, museums, social clubs, and aboard ocean cruise ships.
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