Photo Gallery: Egypt's Antiquities Avenger
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Photo Gallery: Egypt's Antiquities Avenger

Zahi Hawass Egypt's Avenger of the Pharaohs

Egypt, plagued by tomb raiders and art dealers, has lost large portions of its pharaonic heritage to Europe and the United States. The head of the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities is waging a bitter moral campaign against the West, and he is now demanding the return of six of the most beautiful masterpieces.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan