Monday, 18 July 2011

Egypt: Ministry of State for Antiquities

It appears that Egypt's Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) is now leaderless after the appointment was cancelled (following the removal of Zahi Hawass). See "PM Sharaf cancels El-Banna's nomination for antiquities", ahramonline July 18, 2011.
Prime minister Essam Sharaf has cancelled the nomination of the Abdel Fatah El-Banna to hold Egypt’s antiquities portfolio. The decision was taken following the demonstrations of archaeologists and the employees of the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) at the front gate of the cabinet building calling for the cancellation of El-Banna’s nomination to the ministry's top post.

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Coins in context

One of the conservators at the British Museum speaks about why it is important to treat coin hoards as part of an archaeological context. ...