Saturday, June 18, 2011

Zahi Hawass found innocent

Bikya Masr

An Egyptian court ruled on Wednesday that Egypt’s firebrand Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass is innocent of charges against him. The minister is currently in the United States on a speaking tour.

“Today is a very special day for me. The MSA, and myself personally, will always hold the laws of Egypt in the highest regard,” Hawass wrote on his personal blog.

“The MSA, and myself personally, have always held the laws of Egypt and the ruling of our courts in the highest regard and we will continue to do so,” he continued.

In April, Hawass was sentenced to one-year in jail n a dispute over a bookstore at the Egyptian Museum.

1 comment:

David Kessler said...

I have always thought that Zahi Hawass was a perfect exemplar of ancient Egypt in general and the 18th dynasty in particular. He is shrewd, clever, can be a bit brash, but knows how to work with the powers that be. He will never be the Pharaoh, but he knows how to survive a regime change and he is good in the role of the Pharaoh's right hand man. Whether he'll approve of the depiction of the head of the SCA in the Moses Legacy is another matter. But just as history does sometimes repeat itself, life sometimes really is stranger than fiction.