Friday, April 25, 2014
Zahi Hawass the Martyr?
Yes, at least according to fringe elements within the archaeological blogsphere. And no, his alleged crime is not having a poor agent who got the world famous archaeologist an unfavorable deal compared to other reality TV stars. Rather, it's instead allegedly using his public office for private gain. If true, that presumably should be of concern to the archaeological community. After all, isn't that stealing from the Egyptian people? And shouldn't that be considered far more serious than some poor farmer doing some illicit excavation work to feed his family?