Friday, January 26, 2007

Hawass: Underwater Treasures of Egypt in Paris

"The problem with underwater archaeology is that the artefacts are encased with salt which takes a long time to clean off. When I became the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), I decided to leave these artefacts in situ, since many objects had been lifted off the sea bed and I thought we should leave the rest to the possible underwater museum, the only archaeological underwater museum in the world."
The rest of the article describes mainly Hawass's perception of the inauguration ceremonies in Berlin and Paris .

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