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Old 07-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #126
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Just very quickly pushed off my desk amidst much work, as I wanted this in the thread for completion's sake:

Egyptologist and broadcaster Kara Cooney just posted a link on her Facebook page leading to a HuffPost article by Andrew Burmon.

Titled Golden Mummies: What Happened To The Indiana Jones Of Egypt?, it nicely summarizes what happened to Zahi Hawass since the Arab Spring, and what his prospects are under a potentially new institutionalised Islamic Republic of Egypt lead by the current generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. While the summary is comprehensive and well sourced, featuring comments by Dieter Arnold, Head of the Met’s Egypt Department, it should be noted that any ideas of an "Iran 2.0" occuring in Egypt are still nowhere on the horizon.

Salle ala Nabi, my fellow Raveners.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #127
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Zahi Hawass Update

Recently heard on Coast to Coast AM Dr.Hawass is residing some where in the continental United States the interviewer could get no further info from guest, the guest stated Zahi was trying to get back into the good graces of the ruling party but we will see as they say
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #128
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Zahi Hawass Spotting Update

Zahi is still in Egypt, as a simple and humble man summarising his grand achievements... himself. Read about it in this jaw-dropping interview with Ursula Lindsey here published in Bidoun Magazine.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #129
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GREAT article. But, boy, he's more full of himself than ever. Somehow, still likeable, though.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #130
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Just saw on Facebook that Zahi will soon lead a tour of Egypt. Feb. 15-28, 2014.

http://www.archaeologicalpaths.com/

14 days, 700 people, and after hours tours of both the Egyptian Museum and the Great Pyramid. You'd need private tour hours with 700 people along. However, they are opening two closed areas in the Great Pyramid for this group, including the subterranean chamber, which I've always wanted to see.



No idea what the cost is.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:26 PM   #131
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Found out by happenstance that these tours are $5,000 per person. ($6,300 or so if you're traveling alone and want your own room.)

That wouldn't include airfare, either.



So, Zahi is staying busy...and rolling in the Benjamins, or, rather, the Sphinxes...



I find it amusing that for his standup, they tried to crop around his head so they could pump up the sky and make it look pleasantly blue. There's almost never a sky that blue over Cairo.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:08 AM   #132
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Information in English appears to be scant on the actual show thus far, but Dr. Hawass appears to be doing some promotional work for his new teevee show* -- Revealer of Secrets. Cairo Scene has a lengthy interview with the good doctor in which expounds his theory on, well, everything.

* - The 16-part programme appears to have begin airing last October throughout the Arab speaking world.

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Originally Posted by Eihab Boraie
Sitting under an iconic poster of himself, behind a desk cluttered with mountainous files of yellow paper, Dr. Zahi Hawass is in the middle of penning a letter using what he proudly tells me is specially imported paper and pen. Refusing to use computers, Hawass is old school, leading some to believe he is Ancient Egypt's mythbuster while others argue he is an out-of-touch obstructionist.



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Old 01-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #133
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"Imported paper and pen" -- what's wrong with papyrus and a sharpened reed? If you're going to go old-school Egyptian, go all the way.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:14 PM   #134
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... but seriously, folks. It appears that Hawass has survived the tectonic shift in Egyptian politics by making himself increasingly irrelevant to Egyptology, and morphing into the trademarked spokesman for Egyptian archaeo-tourism (IT'S SAFE!!!). At US$6K a pop.

So he disses the muon detectors in language that makes me think he doesn't understand the technology or the preliminary results, while the current Antiquities Minister is totally on board with it. Each is contributing in his way, to complementary constituencies-- tourists and researchers.

Still, I give Hawass credit for fostering a cadre of Egyptian-born Egyptologists, and breaking the centuries-old stranglehold of (mostly) British and French cultural imperialism. Now they can step out of the shadow of his monumental ego as well.
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