Monday, March 07, 2011

Replacements for Hawass being appointed?

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues (Paul Barford)

Paul Barford says on his blog that the professor of archival studies at Cairo University, Dr Emad Abu Ghazi, will be the newly appointed Minister of Culture and Antiquities in Egypt, replacing the recently formed Ministry of Antiquity Affairs. He adds that the SCA will be retained in one form or another and will be headed by Dr Abdel (Mohamed Abdel) Maqsoud, former head of Alexandria and Lower Egypt under Hawass. See the above page for more. There is no indication of where this information has been sourced from.

Paul Barford also considers the implications of the new ministerial organization on the management of antiquities and heritage tourism.

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