Thread: Zahi Hawass
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:49 AM   #112
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Originally Posted by China Jim
...does the group think that the non-egyptian teachers at the various universities will be safe...

Stirring, stirring, stirring.

To answer your initial question, as couched in panicky editorializing as it is, Dr. Hawass doesn't appear to be up to much. He received an award from the Cairo Chapter of the Lions Club in March, and is expected to be facing new charges according to Al-Arham. The paper is reporting that Dr. Hawass...

Originally Posted by Al-Arham
...admitted in a television talk show that he had a 17 million dollar deal with the American Geographical Society with regard to a Tutankhamun exhibition to raise donations for Suzanne Mubarak's association, wife of former president Hosni Mubarak. Suzanne Mubarak's association was a private association not a state body, and as such Hawass was not legally allowed to use his position as a state minister to raise funds for it.

I expect that they flubbed the translation and mean the National Geographic Society. Any "charges" I would take with a hu-uge grain of salt. It sounds like they're related to the traveling Tutankhamen exhibit that he helped arrange with the National Geographic Society.

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