According to Egyptian blogger 3arabaway, this morning Hawass was "escorted out of the backdoor of the ministry into a cab, showered with insults and angry chants from young archeologists," an event captured on video. Unfortunately, this means that the official Zahi Hawass clothing line, started by one of the many American companies that goes through Hawass to access Egyptian relics, is probably off.
To begin to understand Hawass and why Egyptians would care so much about sacking an antiquities minister, watch this History Channel video on Hawass, which is linked to in a powerful essay by Egyptian historian Mohamed Elshahed. The essay, published in the always-excellent online magazine Jadaliyya, examines modern
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