Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

“Our mission is not to evaluate or inspect Egypt’s museums and archaeological sites in the wake of the revolution,” stressed Christian Manhart, the Chief of the Museums and Cultural Objects section within UNESCO. “We are here mostly to assure the Egyptian authorities of our support in terms of protecting the country’s historical and cultural heritage and also to meet new people in charge and establish contact with them.”
AlmasryAlyoum has a very positive article on the first day of this week's UNESCO / ICOM misision to Egypt, which also gives more details of the team's plans and approach.  It is well worth reading.

4 comments:

Patrick said...

Don't miss Hawass's latest post on his blogsite! I believe this is called a volte-face, to put it mildly!

Kate Phizackerley said...

Wael Ghonim?

Patrick said...

He's one of the prime movers behind the revolution. Definitely not s fsn of Mubarak.
Info on Wikipedia.

Patrick said...

Interesting analysis of the break-in on Paul Barford's 'Portable Antiquities' page.

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