Saturday, April 18, 2009

NY Times Profiles Zahi Hawass

The New York Times has profiled Egypt's antiquities Pharoh, Zahi Hawass. See: As the Times observes,

There are scientists who say he is too concerned with self-promotion and is often loose with facts. There are Egyptian antiquities workers who complain that he takes credit for their accomplishments. But his penchant for drama and his virtual monopoly over Egypt’s unrivaled ancient riches have earned him an international following and helped Egypt sell itself to tourists at a time when tourism dollars are increasingly scarce.

Not everyone (me included) likes Hawass' methods, but he certainly has his own "style."

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