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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Why Dr Hawass Resigned


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Why Dr Hawass Resigned

The second reason is that there are two crooks in the Antiquities Department, who have accused me of stealing antiquities and doing other illegal things all of the time. Their files talk about this. A third person started saying similar things, a university professor who was the Antiquities Director for almost 6 years before me, who never accomplished anything in that time. As a corrupt man, he even gave his signed permission to a rich lady from another Arabic country to take manuscripts out of Egypt! These three people encouraged young Egyptians to protest against m
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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So here we go... for years we have said Dr Hawass needs to go because he has been covering up finds and not letting anyone else dig in Egypt. Now here he is in the aftermath of the troubles in Egypt resigning and calling others crooks. This should be interesting to see what happens in Egyptology in the next few years

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Q: Dr. Hawass, for many years you have been the image of modern Egyptology. Why are you leaving now?

A: “I am leaving because of a variety of important reasons. The first reason is that, during the Revolution of January 25th, the Egyptian Army protected our heritage sites and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. However, in the last 10 days the army has left these posts because it has other tasks to do. The group now in charge of the protection of these sites is the Tourist Police, but there are no Tourist Police to do this either. Therefore, what happens? Egyptian criminals, thieves (you know, in every revolution bad people always appear…), have begun to destroy tombs. They damaged the tomb of Hetep-ka at Saqqara, the tomb of Petah-Shepses at Abu Sir and the tomb of a person called Em-pi at Giza. They attacked a storage magazine at Saqqara and we do not yet know how many artifacts are missing; they opened two storage magazines at Giza; one tomb dated to the 19th Dynasty, the only one in the Delta in fact, was damaged at Ismaïlia; and a store at El-Qantara East has been broken into and looted for antiquities. People have begun to build houses and to excavate at night, everywhere, putting heritage sites all over the country at risk. I had to write a report and I sent it to the Director of UNESCO. That is why at the meeting of the Egyptian cabinet yesterday I had my speech prepared already and I said: “I cannot stay in Egypt and see antiquities being stolen when I cannot do anything to stop it!” This situation is not for me! I have always fought to return stolen artifacts to Egypt. I did fight Ahmed Ezz as well, the man in the Parliament, who was the most powerful man, because he wanted to allow antiquities to be sold in Egypt again.


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"they opened two storage magazines at Giza..."

Could this be those underground secret chambers we have been searching for?

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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best news of the year!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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What a shame that no one is protecting the antiquities.

Some things that are stolen can be replaced, but history, once it is destroyed or stolen, its gone. It is truly priceless because it is irreplaceable.

It must be very hard for Dr Hawass. He is a bit egotistical, and doesnt have the sweetest disposition at times, but it is very clear that he loves those artifacts and archaeology.
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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I seriously cracked open a beer when I heard the news earlier! I suspected he might be forced out of the position when the revolt started, although I didn't expect him to resign.

It does make me wonder what his motives are in resigning - he's been almost fanatical in his quest to 'protect' Egyptian antiquities. Quitting over this seems almost the opposite of what a fanatic would do.

I wonder if someones found some concrete evidence that's he's a crook and is blackmailing him to leave? Just a thought....



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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I think its just what he says it is. He cant stop the plunder, and he cant bear to watch it.

If someone broke into my house with guns, and grabbed my pets and dragged them outside to kill them by disemboweling them, or something else slow and torturous, and there was absolutely nothing I could do, I would want to turn my eyes too.

No one wants to see someone, or something, they love destroyed. Its too hard and too psychologically painful to watch something you can do nothing to change.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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You might be right, I don't know. I just can't stand the guy, whatever the reason it's good riddance to bad rubbish in my opinion.

But yes, the looting of antiquities is atrocious. That I will agree with.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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What got me was this comment...

"they opened two storage magazines at Giza..."

Could this be those underground secret chambers we have been searching for? Seems they hit those as soon as possible. Long been rumors of hidden chambers at Giza, including the cave beneath that we were blocked from exploring. Hawass even said there were no caves... and now suddenly two Giza storage magazines are looted?

Good thing I don't think much about conspiracies...





posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Time will tell if this is good or bad.

Right now i have no idea, with the news following his resign.
But still hope it will open up for egyptian archaeology, in the future.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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A 'storage magazine' could just mean a shipping container with a padlock on it. I will admit though that the 'pyramidiot' in me wants it to be secret chambers hehe.

Couldn't resist slipping a Hawassism (soon to be copyrighted) in there, sorry
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

Here is a related thread in the Ancient Civilizations forum.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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I actuallly feel sorry for mr Z.H.
Although he has maybe kept some secrets from the eyse of the world,I truly feel sad that tombs of unimaginable importance are being looted.
IMO you can bet that these are professional international gangs who are doing this-just like they did in Iraq1+2,and Afghanistan.
They could be people working for the hidden hand,the secret elite which we never see-the elite version of the darknet,but operating in our day to day lives.

It is they who seek the ancient knowledge.

I hope the Egyptians protect their ancient secrets from those sorts.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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if what your implying did occur, I don't think it would be run of the mill looters/vandals. it would have to be a well knowledged group of experts, and would need a bit of time to accomplish. but I guess if there ever was an opportune time to get at that chamber, those few weeks of heavy protest were it.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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This is great news, never liked him very much. He isn't known for telling the truth, if you remember the so called live program on TV where they said they were opening a door in Giza Pyramid for the first time and the whole world would see what was behind that door. It was done with a robot with a remote camera. It wasn't live and a joke as far as I am concerned, I lost all respect for Hawass after that.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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the article says they are BUILDING houses ON TOP OF excavation sites!
somebody stop this insanity!



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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S & F

Although there is no question in my mind that he had a passion for his profession, he
carried it out to a point of obsession at times, and was very hard on a lot of
people. I am glad for one that this "pharaoh" is gone.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
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S & F

Although there is no question in my mind that he had a passion for his profession, he
carried it out to a point of obsession at times, and was very hard on a lot of
people. I am glad for one that this "pharaoh" is gone.


they are destroying the artifacts. stealing them, building on top of excavation sites, etc.
many of these antiquities are so fragile they had to be painstakingly pasted together just to be moved from their original positions. at least with hawass, somebody was safeguarding the stuff. now it's over run by
looters and criminals who could care less about their historical value.

i'm not crazy about the stranglehold hawass had over the anquities but DANG, there may be no antiquities by the time this is over with, if someone doesn't intervene!



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Love him or hate him, Hawass was a passionate defender and protector of Egyptian antiquities.

How are you going to have "disclosure" now, when thieves are smashing up and selling off those irreplaceable pieces of ancient history to private collectors and the black market?

I'm sure a lot of people like the idea of Hawass leaving, but not under these circumstances, if anything Egyptology needs him right now more than ever. Once these items are looted, you'll never see of hear of them again, illicit private collections and the thieves who supply these markets are not partial to "disclosure".



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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its pretty sad to hear looting and damage is occurring. but why would he resign he should be trying to protect the stuff. hes like a rock star there if anyone could get the protection needed it would be him imo





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