Thread: Zahi Hawass
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:31 PM   #7
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There was a rather good, 10-page long or so profile on Hawass in the New Yorker, the November 16, 2009 issue. The text of it isn't online unless you're a subscriber, but maybe you can scrounge up a copy if you're interested enough.

At any rate, here's the abstract of the article. He clearly loves the limelight, which certainly seems a character flaw, but that's also how he's able to do much of the good he does in bringing Egyptian archaeology and Egypt generally into the public eye, so it's a mixed bag, as far as judgment goes.

On a lighter note, here's a blog, Egyptastic, that has as one of its primary purposes poking fun at him.
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