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.
Hosni Mubarak has step down as President and has handed the reigns of power to Omar Suleiman, the newly installed Vice-President. After 18 days of protest, there is jubilation in Tahrir Square at the announcement.
Dr. Zahi Hawass provides the latest round of updates regarding the current state of Egyptian Antiquities in the midst of the unrest as it exists in Egypt at the moment.
As there have been many more developments since our last major update a week and a bit ago, a further compilation of news is reproduced here.
Appointed fresh as the Minister of Antiquities, a just created department, Dr. Hawass provides for an upate as of February 1.
SAQQARA // The Egyptian military has stepped up security for the country's museums and archaeological sites in the wake of looting and vandalism that has hit some of the world's most renowned repositories of antiquities.