Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Zahi Hawass Interview (Corrected)

The excellent Tour Egypt website has a new feature - an interview with the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr Zahi Hawass. As usual, Dr Hawass does not pull his punches and is very clear about his stand on speculative archaeological theories from academically unqualified Egyptologists, his stand on rejecting certain projects, and his appoach to the return of ancient items removed illegitimately from Egypt. There is also reference to his recent work with the Saqqara Late Period mummies.
Thanks to Jimmy Dunn for notifying me about the item.

Thanks to my anonymous correspondent for informing me that I had misquoted the original article with an unintentional but incorrect reference to Dr Grimal (for which my apologies both to my visitors and Dr Grimal) - I have now updated the above article accordingly as of today 29th May 2005.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Andie said...

Thanks very much to my anonymous critic for this remark, and I have of course updated the piece accordingly. I checked the original article to see why I had thought that this was how it read, and I found that I had misread and therefore mis-represented the original article. I apologize most sincerely for the unintentional error on my part. I will take great care to learn from this mistake in the future.
Thanks again for pointing this out.
Andie

Andie said...

Again, to my anonymous critic - I have deleted the comment you posted because I don't want a record of the potentially (and unintentionally) damaging remark to be left for people to see. I am not, however, trying to hide my mistake and I have left my apology in place, and made reference to the mistake in the main posting. Please feel free to email me if you want to discuss this matter further.
Andie

Ralph Teynor said...

Has the time come to disperse the treasures of the Cairo museum in order to avoid the actions of the redicals?

Ralph Teynor said...

Has the time come to disperse the treasures of the Cairo museum in order to avoid the actions of the redicals?