CAIRO: No projects for antiquities have been established in Egypt since the January 25 Revolution, said former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, commenting that the state of antiquities in Egypt has become very bad.
Hawas, on Al-Hayat channel, explained that he will sue all those who accuse him of corruption. “Acquittal is not enough for me,” he said.
Hawas called on the current Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim to form a national committee of archaeologists to take the stock of Egyptian antiquities. He added that Ibrahim made a mistake by bringing archaeologists from UNESCO to determine the Islamic Art Museum’s losses after an explosion on Jan. 24, because Egypt has the best archaeologists.
Originally published in Youm7.