Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Amin supports re-establishment of the Ministry for Antiquities

Ahram Online (Nevine El Aref)

In a statement issued by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), of which Ahram Online has received a copy, SCA’s secretary general Mostafa Amin denies any statements being spread on Facebook and Twitter that he is against the re-establishment of the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), and describes the claims as unfounded.

“These are rumours spread by my opponents or by those who want to disturb the water between me and the new minister,” Amin told Ahram Online. He added that he is very happy that the cabinet has finally met the archaeologists’ demand to have a ministry of their own. He is also happy to nominate Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, Professor of Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, to hold Egypt’s antiquities portfolio.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does it make sense to re-establish and sustain the Ministry for Antiquities alongside the SCA in the face of a huge lack of funds?
I think not.