Hawass is persuaded back into Egypt Minister of Antiquities role
MENA, Wednesday 30 Mar 2011
Zahi Hawass, after stepping down early in the month, is‎ re-‎appointed as minister of antiquities following a meeting with Egypt PM‎


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.

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