Saturday, December 10, 2011

Changes at the SCA / Antiquities Ministry

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

Twenty-four hours after his appointment as Egypt’s new antiquities minister, Mohamed Ibrahim Aly unveils his strategy to spruce up archaeology

In a closed meeting, the new secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Mohamed Ibrahim Aly mapped a new plan to preserve more of Egypt’s heritage, develop further existing archaeological work, upgrade the skills of archaeologists, renew efforts on projects on hold.

“The youth and junior archaeologists are my top priorities," Aly told Ahram Online. He promised to appoint all SCA temporary staff in four phases, the last phase concluding in 2012. Meanwhile, 2,000 of 6,000 fresh graduates are to be appointed at the SCA and the Ministry of Antiquities according to a scheduled timetable. . . .

Aly also promised to speed up construction, development and restoration work put on hold in the last year

Ahram Online
(Nevine El Aref)

Abdel Hamid Marouf, current head of the ancient Egyptian documentation department at Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has replaced Atef Abul Dahab, who has retired, as head of the council’s ancient Egyptian antiquities department.

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