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Zahi Hawass Vows to Stay On as Egypt’s Antiquities Chief

Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Minister of State for Antiquity Affairs, said on his blog today that accusations against him of inappropriate or even illegal behavior had convinced him to stay in office, “so that I can continue to do everything in my power to protect Egypt’s cultural heritage.” Hawass added: “I have written to Egypt’s attorney…

Missing Akhenaten Statue Returned to Egyptian Museum

Announced today by Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Affairs: Today, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of Antiquities Affairs, announced that the missing limestone statue of King Akhenaten, the father of Tutankhamun, has been returned to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.     Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Museum The statue is one of the unique statues…

Three of Eighteen Missing Egyptian Museum Objects Found

Posted today on the official website of Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs: Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, announced today that a committee of archaeologists completed a preliminary search of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and its grounds. The missing Heart Scarab of Yuya was recovered on the west…

Egypt’s Missing Treasures Shown in National Geographic Photos

Update February 13, 2011: Photos of missing Tutankhamun statues added. Two gilded statues of King Tutankhamun and figures of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti are among eight important artifacts (18 individual pieces) missing from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, said on his blog today. The disappearance was discovered when museum staff…

Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt’s Chaos

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country’s museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In…