Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Zahi Hawass Under Fire

In the News: Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s antiquities chief, is now being criticized for underplaying the damage and loss to the Egyptian Museum after a break-in on January 28. In contrast to his statements at that time, a number of high-profile artifacts are now declared missing. Archaeology graduates chanted "get out" outside Hawass’ office earlier this week. They have called him a “showman” who seeks publicity and plays with the truth.

Click here for the link to this report.

Update (2/16/2011): Three items recovered--a heart-shaped amulet of Tutankhamun’s grandfather, as well as his ushabti figurine were found at the back of the museum earlier this week.


Blogger The White Man said...

He's an extremely colourful personality. Somewhat like George Patton.

In other words, he'll resign over somebody else's dead body.

Tue Feb 15, 11:11:00 PM GMT-5  

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