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Luxor Times: 17-Jul-2011

Luxor Times

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Zahi Hawass resigns Again!!!

Dr. Zahi Hawass resigned earlier today and the news coming from the Prime Minister’s office recommend Dr. Mohamed Abd ElMaksoud (Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities) or Dr. Waffa El Siddik (Former curator of the Egyptian Museum). We will see what the next few hours or days will bring. Stay Tuned

Countering Antiquities Trafficking at Egypt’s Ports and Borders

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, together with Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities, will kick off a four-day workshop on July 18, 2011 in Cairo titled “Countering Antiquities Trafficking at Egypt’s Ports and Borders,” during which American and Egyptian officials will focus on countering antiquities trafficking and enforcing border security.
This intensive workshop is a collaborative effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Government of Egypt and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. The workshop is designed to help improve Egypt’s capacity to prevent the illegal export of cultural property through more effective implementation of export controls.

The workshop is scheduled to take place July 18-21, 2011 in Cairo.

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