Now it seems that the followers of Set gave him one hell of farewell party from the Supreme council of antiquities in Zamalak like no other and it was recorded as well.
There are dangerous accusations facing Dr. Hawass without doubt that can affect his integrity world wide not only Egypt. This vide below from May 27th I forgot to upload , a group of archeologists attacked Zahi Hawass in the protest.
the new minister of antiquities Abdel Fatah Al Banna who is not only considered a young minister compared to others in the cabinet but also a political activist who refused the ministry when Sharaf offered it on him before asking Zahi Hawass to return back again.
He declined the position because he felt that he could not be good for the position. “This ministry needs an expert in antiquities not an expert in antiquities restoration” Al Ban’a told his friend journalist Mohamed Hamdy in Youm 7. “This is why I recommended Alaa Shahin” He added.
Al Banna was the first on his class in 1980s and traveled to Poland to get a PHD in restoring stone antiquities. He was a political activist since and that made him face trouble with embassy during that time. In 1988 he proved through photos that the fall of stones from Sphinx’ shoulder then was by the hands of somebody and turned out that it was true and some young man was hired by unknown parties to do this dirty job. “We are now in 2011 and we do not know who is behind it”
He was among the protesters of Tahrir Square and seems to be a Pro ElBaradei team as he gathered signatures for the NAC statement if you remember it.
Here are the archeologists carrying Abdel Fatah Al Banna over their shoulders.
I hope that Dr. Al Banna succeeds in what Zahi Hawass failed to do, it is not an easy mission at all. Already a group of archeologists working at the ministry have objected his appointment and even resigned from their official positions in less than 24 hours without giving the man a chance like the board of Islamic art museum.
Update :There is huge anger in the ministry indeed without a doubt , the employees are threatening to resign and to have a strike if this man becomes a minister officially. You got old Hawass' team at the ministry , you got the "Revolutionary archeologists" who do not want him because he supports ElBaradei !!?
You got also valid points from archeologists like Nora Shalaby ,you should read Nora Shalaby's post about the matter , it is very informative.
The new minister has got a YouTube Video channel by the way.
PM Sharaf has retired in appointing El Banna, El Banna is no longer the minister of antiquities.
I just hope that SET and his followers stay away not only from this ministry but from all ministries and ministers.