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.
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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.