Born and raised in Egypt’s capital—one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities—Ahmed Bekheet fostered his passion for history while growing up among the mosques and minarets of Cairo. In 1987, he graduated with a bachelor of arts in Egyptology from Cairo University. Seeking further enlightenment, Ahmed went on to pursue diplomas in the Islamic arts (Cairo University), tourism (Helwan University) and English language teaching (American University in Cairo). In 1990, he began working for the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities as an archeology researcher and inspector. After several years, he pivoted his passion for Egyptology from public service to teaching and guiding; with more than two-and-a-half decades of experience introducing visitors to the delights of his hometown, Ahmed’s passion and authoritative knowledge on this land of antiquity knows no bounds.