Egyptian Antiquities Chief Says He’s Out

03 Mar 2011 6:25 PM | Anonymous

Egyptian Antiquities Chief Says He’s Out
By KATE TAYLOR, NY Times Blog

After Egypt’s prime minister resigned on Thursday and the army asked his replacement to form a caretaker cabinet, Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s powerful and controversial antiquities chief, said he would not be part of the new government. His comments came after he posted on his Web site for the first time a list of dozens of sites that have been looted since the beginning of the uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

Reached by telephone Mr. Hawass, a member of the previous cabinet, said he was happy that he had made the “right decision” and lashed out at colleagues who have criticized him, including one who has accused him of smuggling antiquities

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/egyptian-antiquities-chief-resigns/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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