Zahi Hawass, the controversial Egyptian antiquities minister who announced over the weekend that he had been fired in a cabinet shakeup, has reportedly returned to power, at least for now.
Mr. Hawass tells The Art Newspaper that Egyptian prime minister Essam Sharaf asked him to return to work, after his proposed replacement, Abdel Fatah Read More
Just a few days after Egyptian antiquities minister Zahi Hawass announced that he was losing his job in a cabinet shakeup, his replacement, Abdel Fattah al-Banna, resigned the post, following criticism that he was not properly qualified for the job.
“This man, he is not an archaeologist,” Mohamed Abdel-Maksoud, the secretary-general of the Supreme Read More
On Sunday, Zahi Hawass confirmed to New York Times reporter Kate Taylor that he will indeed be losing his job as Egypt’s antiquities minister.
Mr. Hawass had stepped down in March, only to return to his post in a few weeks’ time, but quickly became embroiled in a legal dispute, according to earlier Read More