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Author Topic: February 2011 Archeology - Egypt  (Read 1898 times)
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« Reply #3: February 27, 2011, 10:59:00 am »

Due to the sheer volume of stories related to the current situation in the country, Egypt has its own thread this month. For information on other Near Eastern countries, please see February 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East

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The situation in Egypt seems to have calmed down ... they're now trying to get tourists to return:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45300
 
Early in the week, Zahi Hawass' position was being questioned:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/is-the-face-of-egyptian-culture-the-next-to-topple/article1913442/

... but there was a settlement with antiquities-related employees:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/6137/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypts-antiquity-employees-demands-attained.aspx

... and Zahi Hawass gave an interview to Spiegel:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,746955,00.html

... although he was accused of being involved somehow in smuggling:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/7/6138/Egypt/Crime/Accusation-against-minister-of-antiquities-referre.aspx

... if that doesn't work, cf:
http://culturalpropertyobserver.blogspot.com/2011/02/hawass-asks-for-egyptian-prosecutor-to.html

... and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has reopened:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/166355.html

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