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Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by serbsta
Hawass has always been and continues to be a barrier to any kind of proper research regarding ancient Egyptian relics and their recovery.
He was sponsored by SRI (Stanford Research) through training at university and placed into his present position. What's a young Egyptian (then) being sponsored and groomed by an American research organisation back in the day?
As you say, since then he has been the 'authority' regarding antiquities and has the final say on any works or digs that go on. (or not)
If he doesn't decide to grant you a license to research, you don't do any.
The buck stops with him and only him. Why is America controlling who digs and what they dig in Egypt, and why would they wish to?