Monday, March 14, 2011

Leading Egyptian archaeologist in hot water

From Al Masry al Youm:
Former Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said allegations submitted to the attorney general, accusing the former of covering up the theft of antiquities, are unfounded.

Abdel Rahman al-Aidy, chairman of the Central Administration of Middle Egypt Antiquities, and Nour Eddin Abd al-Samad, director general of the Department of Archaeological Sites, had submitted notifications to Egypt’s prosecution, accusing Hawass, the primary official responsible for Egypt’s antiquities since 2002, of covering up thefts of archaeological sites, wasting public funds, and signing an agreement with an American association that threatened the national security of Egypt by allowing the association to conduct studies on certain ancient Egyptian kings.
Hawass is the guy that said that he would not allow any Jew to worship in the restored Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo.

He has also said about Jews:
They went to America and took control of its economy. They have a plan. Although they are few in number, they control the entire world.
So for all of Hawass' new troubles, let's all give a collective "Awwwww."