Sunday, July 31, 2005

Response to Sunday Times re Hawass article in May 2005,,2088-1710891_2,00.html
In a widely publicized article entitled "King Tut Tut", which appeared in the May 22nd edition of the UK's Sunday broadsheet, a number of criticisms of Zahi Hawass were made. The above page contains a "Comment" in response to some of those remarks: "We are writing to express our regret about the injudicious and inaccurate May 22, 2005 article about Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. As archaeologists and epigraphers working at many sites throughout Egypt (in most cases for many years), we completely reject the assertion that Dr. Hawass has created an atmosphere of intimidation, so far as such foreign-sponsored work is concerned". Signed by 31 individuals, some of them very well known, this short piece goes on to paint a positive picture of Dr Hawass and the SCA. See above URL for more.

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