Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Serious Charges Leveled Against Hawass

More charges have been leveled against Zahi Hawass. Western archaeologists have held Hawass up as some sort of role model for their crusade against collectors, but after the fall of the Mubarak regime, another picture of this "hero of archaeology" has emerged from Egyptian sources. See

Are the allegations of cronyism, corruption and sexual harassment true? And, if they were widely known within the archaeological community before now as it seems, why have Western archaeologists so idolized Hawass?

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