Is Zahi Hawass Ever NOT In the News? « Cultural Property

Is Zahi Hawass Ever NOT In the News?

Posted on July 21, 2011 by 


When normal people lose their jobs, they go home, tell their spouses, have a drink, and hope they find work before friends and family catch on.  Not Zahi Hawass.  As a long-time media darling, he was already positioned for a fantastic, well-publicized fall.

With the recent regime change in Egypt, Hawass has gone being a national hero and the preeminent Lord of All Things Egyptian Archaeology (the “pyramid whisperer“), to a villain, to a criminal, to (now) fired.  The Associated Press explains:

Egypt’s antiquities minister, whose trademark Indiana Jones hat made him one the country’s best known figures around the world, was fired Sunday after months of pressure from critics who attacked his credibility and accused him of having been too close to the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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