Hawass is persuaded back into Egypt Minister of Antiquities role
Zahi Hawass, after stepping down early in the month, is re-appointed as minister of antiquities following a meeting with Egypt PM
MENA, Wednesday 30 Mar 2011
Zahi Hawass, chief of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced that he had been re-appointed as Minster of Antiquities following a meeting with Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Wednesday.
Hawass first took up the newly-created post in the cabinet when ex-president Hosni Mubarak installed him late in January.
After a number of artefacts had been declared missing in the wake of the 25 January revolution the Egyptian archaeologist had stepped down from his post.