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  • And the arguments over Tutankamun’s tomb continue

    At the Tutankhamun Conference this weekend at the GEM, the mysterious potential spaces behind the wall of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber was a major topic. The program this morning featured Mamdouh Eldamaty, Nicholas Reeves, Hirokatsu Watanabe, Yasser El Shayb, and Zahi Hawass, all providing their perspectives …

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  • Ben Carson and his Pyramid Schemes: Not a Grain of Truth

    It takes a lot to get me, an ancient historian, to be interested in, much less talk about, modern politics. Enter Ben Carson. Earlier this week, after the commencement speech from 1998 that records U.S. GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson stating his (completely off the wall) opinion …

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  • Continued turmoil leads to staggering levels of looting in Egypt

    The Jasmine Revolution and ensuing political issues in Egypt have left the country in a decidedly tenuous position.  Among the many significant challenges Egypt must struggle with now is how to properly protect it’s treasured, global heritage in a time of such instability. With nearly 5,700 reported …

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  • Ongoing looting at El Hibeh and other sites in Egypt

    Massive, systematic looting continues at sites across Egypt–(see here for earlier reports on the wide-spread looting in Egypt).  With the ongoing political instability, the archaeological lands have been left largely unprotected.  Local people, who have protected their antiquities to the best of their abilities, have …

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  • Discovery of a New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings Announced!

    A few days ago, Luxor News announced that there would soon be exciting news about a find in the Valley of the Kings. Knowing Jane’s connections and context, I was eager to see what came out. Today, Mansour Boraik, the eminent head of Antiquities for …

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  • Is Zahi Hawass giving up his job?

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    UPDATE: AP has now released confirmation of Hawass’s resignation in their report on the cabinet reshuffle.  Another AP article, out of Cairo, specifically states now that Zahi was “fired.” Any news related to Zahi Hawass will be emotionally charged, as he is a lightning rod for …

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  • Seriously, did Zahi Hawass just spank Sarah Parcak?

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    Zahi Hawass has responded to yesterday’s announcement, made through the BBC, that Sarah Parcak and the University of Alabama at Birmingham has revealed thousands of new sites in Egypt, including 17 ‘lost’ pyramids.

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  • Zahi Hawass announces removal of cemetery built on antiquities land during Jasmine Revolution

    UPDATE: Zahi Hawass reports that a coordinated effort between the SCA, local police, and the Army has removed illegal constructions built atop 22 ancient sites in the Luxor West Bank. Zahi Hawass today announced on his blog the removal of a modern cemetery illegally erected …

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  • Zahi Hawass speaks out on the legal case against him

    UPDATE:  Dr. Hawass reports on his blog that the legal case has been appealed. Dr. Hawass has posted a response on his blog to the legal case against him. He refutes the charges and states: I have every confidence that this matter will be cleared …

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  • Zahi Hawass sentenced to one year in jail

    Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year in jail and “must be relieved of his government duties”. At the moment, it is somewhat difficult to determine precisely what “land dispute” the article is referring to, but it is probably linked with an ongoing issue …

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