Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

News tonight that Dr Hawass will be back at his desk tomorrow

Everybody knows that I am not a Zahi fan but credit to him for being willing to shoulder the responsibility again in such undesriable circumstances.  He is back because it has proved difficult to find a successor. Prime Minister Sharaf has been suffering from hypertension so the completion of the re-shuffle is delayed.  It is therefore unclear whether Zahi has kindly stepped in as caretaker so that the sites don't suffer from another interregnum, or whether he will not now be replaced in this re-shuffle.



5 comments:

Roger Pearse said...

It looks to me as if people are fighting over the chance to get loads of money off the foreigner, and Zahi Hawass is doing his best to prevent this spilling over into Egypt's main foreign earner.

Everything in Egypt is up for grabs at the moment, and we can only hope that not too many looters get into positions of power.

Carole said...

What a mess!If they can't find anybody better to do the job then I say give it back to Hawass. He might have a lot of critics but there are equally as many people who actually do respect him and no one could accuse him of not being dedicated or 100% committed to his job. Sometimes the saying "better the devil you know" can be so true.

Judith Weingarten said...

As you wonder, "whether he will not now be replaced in this re-shuffle."

Surely, it's now a re-re-shuffle. And on its way to become a re-re-re-shuffle?

Stephanie said...

For me the one thing is certain that Hawass will cling to the last available straw to retain some kind of position within the SCA or the government.
He does not care that there were demonstrations against him, he had lost his face already earlier only to re-emerge as the hero of the antiquities.

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