Giovanni Belzoni in the Valley of the Kings "A lone jackal in the Egyptian desert", "Hyenas in the tombs of the Pharaohs" ... Few of who wrote about Giovanni Belzoni refrain from such unflattering nicknames. In fact, scientific research Belzoni is difficult to call, but without this person Egyptology would be deprived of a plurality of valuable materials. When the conditions then prevailing in Egypt, most of them have disappeared without a trace for humanity and for all. "It was one of the most remarkable men in the history of Egyptology", - he said in 1933 about Belzoni Howard Carter - the man who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen. Carter, no doubt, knew what he was talking about. Giovanni Belzoni Baggista (1778-1823), whose name is already in his lifetime became a legend, belonged to the glorious generation of grave-diggers, which, strictly speaking, and laid the foundation of archaeological science. It was only years later, researchers armed with a passion for profit or passion for knowledge, changed the real specialists.