Zahi Hawass: Epitome of Egyptian Corruption

Zahi HawassAs this article is being written there is a tank positioned in front of the Egyptian office of Antiquities. Why? To protect the Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass.  The crowds in front of the building are made up of the same sort of people who drove Hosni Mubarak from power and they are going for Mr. Hawass. More specifically there are angry Egyptian archaeologists there as well. Zahi Hawass is said to have plundered the Egyptian populace out of a lot of money.

The protesters turned to the Egyptian Army with a list of demands hoping they would be able to come through:

  • Prosecuting Zahi Hawass for corruption and accountability for the theft of 18 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum
  • Demanding a minimum wage of 1200 LE
  • Demanding jobs for new graduates