Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Hawass officially reappointed to Egypt's antiquities portfolio

Five days after his meeting with Egypt Prime Minister Essam Sharaf Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has been officially reappointed to the post of Egypt's minister of state for antiquities affairs, Ahram Online has reported.

A 30-minute meeting was held between Hawass and Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces to discuss security measures necessary to safeguard Egypt's antiquities and efforts to be exerted to restore Egypt's looted artefacts in collaboration with the world community and UNESCO.

See video statement:

 

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