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Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« on: January 21, 2019, 03:15:44 PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/antony-cleopatras-long-lost-tomb-13886561 


""The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered.  "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said."

I wonder if the reincarnated Cleopatra who frequently calls in to C2C is going to take this news?

Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 04:40:51 PM »
Saw this today, pretty cool story. Hawass has had his ups and downs since he was a Coast regular:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-zahi-hawass-72874123/
The long-reigning king of Egyptian antiquities has been forced into exile—but he’s plotting a return
But the February 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak—and also ended Hawass’ controversial reign as the supreme chief of all Egypt’s antiquities—is now threatening to unravel Hawass’ legacy as well. With tourists nearly gone, funds dried up and the Ministry of Antiquities leadership reshuffled several times in the past two years, preservation work on the pyramid has ground to a near halt. The new minister has diverted reconstruction money into hiring thousands of unemployed archaeology graduates, claims Hawass, in a desperate move to stop protests. “He has done nothing,” Hawass says, with perhaps a touch of schadenfreude in his voice, scrutinizing the rough limestone ceiling and walls.

It all ended with the revolution. Hawass was vilified when protests against President Mubarak erupted in Tahrir Square in January 2011. Protesters called him “the Mubarak of Antiquities” and accused him of corruption. Underlings in the antiquities department and jobless and frustrated archaeology graduates besieged his office, demanding his ouster. “And take your hat,” they shouted. In April 2011 he was sentenced to a year in jail, stemming from an alleged case of rigged contract bidding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (The verdict was later overturned.) In July 2011, after serving two successive post-Mubarak governments, Hawass finally was obliged to give up his job. According to one Egyptian blogger, Hawass was “escorted out the back door of the ministry into a cab, showered with insults and angry chants from young archaeologists,” an event captured on video and watched by thousands of Egyptians.

Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 06:09:48 PM »
Saw this today, pretty cool story. Hawass has had his ups and downs since he was a Coast regular:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-zahi-hawass-72874123/
The long-reigning king of Egyptian antiquities has been forced into exile—but he’s plotting a return
But the February 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak—and also ended Hawass’ controversial reign as the supreme chief of all Egypt’s antiquities—is now threatening to unravel Hawass’ legacy as well. With tourists nearly gone, funds dried up and the Ministry of Antiquities leadership reshuffled several times in the past two years, preservation work on the pyramid has ground to a near halt. The new minister has diverted reconstruction money into hiring thousands of unemployed archaeology graduates, claims Hawass, in a desperate move to stop protests. “He has done nothing,” Hawass says, with perhaps a touch of schadenfreude in his voice, scrutinizing the rough limestone ceiling and walls.

It all ended with the revolution. Hawass was vilified when protests against President Mubarak erupted in Tahrir Square in January 2011. Protesters called him “the Mubarak of Antiquities” and accused him of corruption. Underlings in the antiquities department and jobless and frustrated archaeology graduates besieged his office, demanding his ouster. “And take your hat,” they shouted. In April 2011 he was sentenced to a year in jail, stemming from an alleged case of rigged contract bidding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (The verdict was later overturned.) In July 2011, after serving two successive post-Mubarak governments, Hawass finally was obliged to give up his job. According to one Egyptian blogger, Hawass was “escorted out the back door of the ministry into a cab, showered with insults and angry chants from young archaeologists,” an event captured on video and watched by thousands of Egyptians.

Yeah, he has had a wild career and at one point had a clothing line out there, sort of an "Indiana Jones" look type of stuff.


Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 06:56:40 PM »
I always found the guy to be a disquieting mix of hubris and salesmanship. Compelling to listen to, maddening to try and pin down, sort of the Egyptian Hoaxie!


Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 09:11:13 PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/antony-cleopatras-long-lost-tomb-13886561 


""The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered.  "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said."

I wonder if the reincarnated Cleopatra who frequently calls in to C2C is going to take this news?
This rumor was already reported by a c2cam guest (Dr. Carmen Boulter) weeks ago on a show with Noory Dec 20, 2018.

Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
This rumor was already reported by a c2cam guest (Dr. Carmen Boulter) weeks ago on a show with Noory Dec 20, 2018.

Doh - circle takes the square, Snoory for the block! ;D



Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 06:03:51 PM »
This rumor was already reported by a c2cam guest (Dr. Carmen Boulter) weeks ago on a show with Noory Dec 20, 2018.
Yes, thanks I recall that but she wouldn't get into some specifics.  Funny how Hawass keeps popping up. Do we know if the reincarnated Cleopatra has weighed in on this rumor of a tomb find yet?

Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 07:34:46 PM »
Do we know if the reincarnated Cleopatra has weighed in on this rumor of a tomb find yet?
I don't think "Cleo" has called in this past month

Re: Anthony&Cleopatra's Tomb -Hawass
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 07:46:23 PM »
I don't think "Cleo" has called in this past month
She needs to call in and address this important find. Ideally if Hawass ever comes on again and discusses it.