The Egyptian government set out a curfew in several cities across the country. Despite these restrictions, there have been reports of protests. In particular, the situation in Cairo may seem to escalate.
In his latest attempt to put an end to the continuing protests around the country, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf fired several of his ministers including Zahi Hawass, Egypt's Antiquities Minister.
Zahi Hawass addresses his return and plans for re-opening museums. Hawass also addresses slander against him.Read more...
It is reported that around 800 artifacts are still missing from a warehouse in the area of Qantara-East after armed robbers raided this facility following unrest.
After Dr. Hawass announced several weeks ago that a detailed examination of the Museum's objects was under way, a thorough report was released listing the objects deemed missing.
After these objects were stolen in the late January protests from the museum, they have recently been retrieved again with the help of a foreign archaeologist, having contacted proper authorities.
In an interview posted on his very own blog, Dr. Hawass elucidates the reasons behind his resignation from his post at the Ministry of Anitiquities.
As has been reported by the CNN and the New York Times, Dr. Zahi Hawass may have tendered his possible resignation as a result of the protests.
Several news items are compiled to detail the current state of Egyptian antiquities.
Protesters, disaffected by low wages and income, appear in Zamalek to voice their concerns over Zahi Hawass from heading up the SCA.