Renowned during the 'New Archaeology' movement in the 1960s, it has been reported that Dr. Lewis Binford has passed away at the age of 80.
Having refused to fulfill a court ruling over a land dispute, Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year, relieved of his governmental duties and charged with a LE 1,000 penalty. (incl. response of Dr. Hawass)
To tell the struggles of the revolution that took place on January 25 onward in Egypt, Dr. Hawass announced this exhibit, yet the start of this exhibit is not yet certain.
Zahi Hawass addresses his return and plans for re-opening museums. Hawass also addresses slander against him.Read more...
After previously telling the world that he would not participate in the new government, in perhaps a surprising move, he is appointed Minister of Antiquities by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.
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.
The threat is coming as a result of Egyptian archaeologists demanding that a Ministry Official be appointed to oversee and take charge over archaeology related affairs.
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 order to investigate the state and conditions of Egyptian antiquities as well as the site and its monuments, UNESCO is sending a delegation to Egypt shortly.