Category Archives: Editorials

A wonderful evening for “The legend of Tutankhamun”

I don’t think that Cairo had ever seen before a book launch like the one that took place at the Cairo Marriott Hotel last Monday, June 8th 2015. My new book The legend of Tutankhamun, with photographs by Sandro Vannini, was presented at an extraordinary event in Cairo which was attended by many intellectuals, politicians,…
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Manila and the Fundraising for the Children and Grand Egyptian Museum

I was invited by Christoph Scholz, Director of SC Exhibitions, to go to Manila, the Philippines, to give a talk as part of the ASPAC 2015 Conference, hosted by the Mind Museum. The topic was “Egypt’s fundraising for museums”. I really enjoyed this trip with Christoph, who is a great German organiser and very good…
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A Trip to Saudi Arabia

A couple of weeks ago I visited Riyadh after I was invited by HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). It was a wonderful trip. On my second day in the Kingdom I visited the historical town of El Diriyah, accompanied by archaeologist Jamal…
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The Meidum Geese Are Not A Fake – Part 2

In last week's editorial I introduced my counter-arguments to Francesco Tiradritti's theory that the Meidum Geese may be a fake. I would like now to publish the opinions of a number of colleagues on the subject. They are all famous archaeologists and art historians who are among the greatest experts when it comes to the…
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