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Re: [allthingshistory] Profile of Zahi Hawass

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  • Allison Loukanis
    I wouldn t doubt that Zahi Hawass is part PT Barnum and part bluster but he i trying to give Egypt pride in its past and to make other nations respect Egypts
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 9, 2010
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      I wouldn't doubt that Zahi Hawass is part PT Barnum and part bluster but he i trying to give Egypt pride in its past and to make other nations respect Egypts' treasures.. so... well. I kind of like him. Allison

      --- On Tue, 6/8/10, robert-blau@... <robert-blau@...> wrote:

      From: robert-blau@... <robert-blau@...>
      Subject: [allthingshistory] Profile of Zahi Hawass
      To: ancient_discoveries@yahoogroups.com, allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com, john_s_david@...
      Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 12:49 PM

       
      Egypt's Avenger of the Pharaohs
      Der Spiegel [Germany], 05/28/2010

      Egypt, plagued by tomb raiders and art dealers, has lost large portions
      of its pharaonic heritage to Europe and the United States. The head of
      the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities is waging a bitter moral
      campaign against the West, and he is now demanding the return of six of
      the most beautiful masterpieces. It is 5 a.m. and Zahi Hawass is sitting
      in his SUV, freshly showered, about to drive out to the Bahariya Oasis
      for a press appearance. The streets are still empty as Cairo shimmers in
      the rose-colored morning sun. Hawass must hurry to avoid the morning
      traffic. He has already had a heart attack, and since then he only
      smokes water pipes. Referring to his driver, he says: "If he slows down
      I'll fire him." He likes to call his opponents "a**holes."

      http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,697174,00.html

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