According to the institute’s hiring certificate, Hawass was chosen as “a person distinguished in eminence and by attainments.” Does this mean he'll do brain surgeries now?
World-renowned archeologist, Zahi Hawass, has been appointed as a professor at London’s Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition (IBCHN). According to the institute’s hiring certificate, Hawass was chosen as “a person distinguished in eminence and by attainments.”
The institute was established in 1989 and focuses on the prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes, learning difficulties, behavioral disorders, and brain disorders like autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In its early days, IBCHN helped pioneer the work on maternal nutrition and breastfeeding.
In the past, Hawass has assumed a wide range of eclectic roles over his long and voracious career, from inspecting antiquities in the late 60s and 70s - assuming the role of Director General of the Giza Monuments in 1987 and later promoted to undersecretary - to periodically teaching Egyptian archaeology through the late 80s and early 2000s. Now the only question is - is this an honorary position, or is Hawass about to become a world class brain surgeon?