Tuesday, March 08, 2011

More re new position of Antiquities Dept in Egyptian ministries

Ahram Online (Nevine El Aref)

Contrary to Paul Barford's comments about the new organization of the government with regard to the Antiquities department (which I posted about yesterday), Nevine El-Aref reports that the current organization will continue, with Culture and Antiquities in different departments. This decision apparently took place following pressure from archaeologists in Egypt. I daresay nothing can be considered definitive at the moment and we will just have to wait and see what is decided not just in the immediate future but over the coming months as well.


Paul Barford said...

It's more a case of the left hand in government (using the term loosely) not knowing what the right hand is doing fear.

Of course all the time there is this dithering about policy and politics in transitional Egypt, the antiquities are suffering.

AliceG said...

You would think that they would realize that if the antiquities suffer that their economy will suffer.