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MinisterofStateforAntiquitiesAffairsZahiHawasshasbeensentencedtooneyearinjailonSundayfor
refusingtofulfillacourtrulingoveralanddispute.
TheEgyptiancriminalcourtalsosaidHawassmustberelievedofhisgovernmentaldutiesandorderedhim
topayaLE1000penalty.
Hawassfailedtoadheretoarulinginfavourofhisopponentoveralanddisputewhenhewasinchargeof
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TheSCAappealedthecourtruling,arguingthatthelandincludesmonumentsandthereforeshouldbe
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HawasswasrecentlyreappointedasantiquitieschiefinthenewlyformedcabinetofPrimeMinisterEssam
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Hawass IS the Antiquity of Egypt


Natalie West

People in high places always make enemies. Yes Dr


Hawass does appear as arrogant, self opinionated and
domineering, and definitely a law unto himself. Yes he
was part of the old regime that ruled Egypt, maybe
guilty by association but he has archaeology and Egypt's
past running through his veins. There must be many
brilliant archaeoligsts in Egypt, who have stood in his
shadow, but I truly believe he's tried to bring back
Egypt's previously plundered past to where it rightfully
belongs, and I think everything that has been removed
should be returned. Give him credit for the good he's
done please.

19-06-2012
03:11pm

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Justice served
Kay

This adds to the joy of my day . Tho, I think he needs to

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17-06-2012
02:11am

be there a lot longer !

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Zahi Hawass "A Great Scholar &


Archaeologist"

Rodney P. Fowles
19-04-2012
08:27am

I Have the highest respect for Mr. Hawass. He has


expanded greatly the knowledge we have of ancient
Egypt and the nations which associated in some way
with Egypt. He is truly a great man.

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Egypt My People
nunya

For years I have been hoping for this. Not glad that
anyone is sentenced to jail, as much as I personally do
not like him, but I have always felt he is tenaciously
protecting/hiding truths that he does not want the world
to find out. I have no proof, but I strongly suspect we
may find ancient Egyptians are not necessarily related to
todays Egyptians or perhaps as the Bible states, that
Egyptians were the ancient Jews since G-d calls Egypt
'My people'. There's a lot to discover and I hope this
change paves the way and more truth is revealed and
quickly to the entire world. I love Egypt and her people,
but I do not believe ancient relatives of those who live
today built the pyramids and Hawass among most others
have insisted and provided ridiculous, quickly accepted
theories which don't ring true. Of course they want to
keep their cultures claim the fame, but all should be
more concerned with truth than with preserving their
position in history.

24-07-2011
01:31pm

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Mr. Hawass
jon

Mr. Hawass has done a lot for the antiquities found in


Egypt, but at the same time, he is very much against
letting ANYONE else postulate a theory on any new
discovery. How come every time there is a new
discovery in Egypt I see Mr. Hawass in the middle of it,
and it is always HIS theory that is accepted. This is not
responsible accademia.

20-07-2011
05:29pm

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Mr. Hawass
Kara
19-07-2011
02:18am

Come on people - he is just a flawed human being like


the rest of us; however, Mr. Hawass has single-handedly
done more for the preservation of Egyptian antiquities
and monuments than anyone else in his country. Give
the guy a break!

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Precession
Joy

YAY! Now if only the History Channel would stop


showing his shows and start showing GRAHAM
HANCOCK & ROBERT BAUVAL. Will they now be
able to investigate under the Sphinx?

19-07-2011
01:33am

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Mr. Hawass
jon

Only shame for those how post anything but glory and
praise for this great man--- Mr. Hawass is the best man
for the job!!! Thank you, Jon

25-06-2011
12:40am

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Pompus arrogant windbag


truth hurts

Finally, someone stood up to this pompus, selfimportant,know it all, arrogant windbag. It is a noble
quest to protect egypt's history. But I would not trust
him to run a kids museum. The FIRST thing necessary
for a great historian is the humility to admit you don't
know it all. Thus has ZERO OF THIS. Here is the
proof. He claimed up and down there was no secret
compartment in the sphinx. An american PROVED
HIM WRONG. There was a door found in the back part.
He only permitted himself in and proclaimed "nothing
to see here". Only let a camera crew in a little later
(under much pressure) but only a little way again saying
"nothing here". He also claimed there was no truth to
the legend of a "hall of records" buried under the
sphinx/area. THAT SAME AMERICAN though use of
ground penatrating radar found a whole underground
complex in that area. OOOPS PROVEN WRONG
AGAIN. Instead of saying he made a mistake and lets
explore it, denied the scientist permission to dig and

25-04-2011
12:03pm

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Hawass
Walker
25-04-2011
09:53am

I am not surprised. How can someone who publicly


supported Mubarrak and the cronyism of that era evr be
trusted?

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