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Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' at Center of Archaeology Uproar

The political upheaval in Egypt has thrown Egyptian archaeology into a state of uncertainty — expeditions have been disrupted and Zahi Hawass, the head of the country's antiquity council, is now coming under fire from protesters.Full story

King Tut's tomb to remain open

King Tutankhamun’s tomb will not be closed in the near future, Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Discovery News. Many reports in the past two weeks announced the closure of this tourist magnet by the end of this year. Full story

King Tut's wife's tomb may emerge this year

The tomb of King Tut’s wife, a buried pyramid, the Great Pyramid’s secret doors, and the final resting place of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony: these discoveries could await us in 2011, according to Dr. Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. Full story

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Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass, displays a wooden statue of Tutankhamun, one of four objects that were missing and returned, during a press conference in his office in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Hawass said a special police force will be set up to protect archaeolo

Army special forces stand next to the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun
Army special forces stand next to the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun

Army special forces stand next to the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011. Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director for the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that three of the 18 items reporting missing from Cairo's Egyptian

Army special forces stand walk by a museum worker as she cleans an statue during a tour for the press in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011. Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director for the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that three of the 18 items reporting missing from Cairo's Egyp

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Skulls

In this photo taken early Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, and made available Monday, Jan. 31, parts of unidentified mummies are seen damaged on the floor of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. Early Saturday morning, looters entered from the glass dome on the roof of the museum with ropes with the intenti