"Hosni said the growing calls for his resignation had catalysed his decision to resign. 'I was facing personal accusations even before the investigations were over,' he told the Weekly. 'I submitted my resignation to President Mubarak so that he could take the proper decision.' Hosni's nearly 20-year stint at the ministry has been marred by recurring controversies over antiquities smuggling and shoddy restoration of monuments".
See the full story on the Al Ahram Weekly website, above.