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Originally posted by MysterE
Hawass has always taken offense to the idea that anything but Egyptians had anything to do with the magnificant architecture. If it is true then bravo to him for that. However, his actions point to someone who has something to hide.
Just received new information from someone better informed than me about Zahi's retirement:
"Zahi is meant to be retiring from his position in the SCA in May (he said this publicly in London in December), but already he has been given a new honorary position in the Government under the Minister of Culture as the person directly responsible for running of the SCA. So they can’t get him out even if they wanted. This said, the new General Secretary of the SCA is not going to accept any kind of control from someone outside the organization, so things could change now."
All the best
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Could you explain what you mean ?
Pride is a strong emotion. Could be a very good reason.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I am going to put forth an idea that will not be popular, a bit of the devils advocate.
Dr. Hawass Named Vice Minister of Culture of Egypt
But then President Mubarak called me on the phone to ask me when I am really retiring. He said he would appoint me as Deputy Minister of Culture, which would mean that I would not have to retire next year, as Ministers and Deputy Ministers in Egypt have no set age for retirement.