Hussein Bassir is an Egyptian archaeologist of Giza Pyramids and one of the directors (field director) of the excavation team in the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis. In 1994, he got his BA in Egyptology from Cairo University. In 2004, he got his MA in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where he currently conducts research as a doctoral candidate. He is also the author of several works of fiction in Arabic on ancient Egypt such as In Search For Khnum and The Old Red Hippopotamus. Bassir worked as a member of Dr Zahi Hawass' archaeological team and participated in many archaeological excavations in sites all over Egypt. His written works include commentaries on Arabic literature, Arabic cinema, Egyptology and Archaeology. He is currently a member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture.