Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'll try to flesh out a more detailed version of the Hawass v. Beyonce story on the Old Kingdom blog in the next couple of days. (In the meantime read http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/cairo/2009/11/egyptologys-king.html)

This quote though is what caught my eye, "according to Arabiya, Hawass chided one of Beyonce's aides for stopping a photographer from his Supreme Council of Antiquities from taking pictures." The photo ban in the Valley of the Kings is a huge disappointment to many tourists. It's a shame Dr Hawass can't see that other people feel exactly as he reportedly did when they are stopped from taking photos as momentos.

In the end photos of the meeting were taken by Reuters and I'll try to post one up.

4 comments:

Geoff Carter said...

It’s all as mad as a box of frogs!

Ben Morales-Correa said...

This is juicy. I want to know more about this, please.

tim said...

Its raining Prima donnas!

styler78 said...

What goes around comes around....

Whats good for one, has to be good for the rest of us...

Photo bans are a bad idea (unless we are talking INSIDE of tombs), smoking bans make a whole load of sence coz they may one day save lives...

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