The guardian of Egypt's antiquities. The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities ranges the world lecturing, making TV appearances and turning out a stream of books and articles. He makes news by demanding the return of objects 'stolen' from Egypt by excavators and museums. His edicts restricting new excavation, particularly in such sites as Saqqara and the Valley of the Kings, have aroused the anger of some foreign archaeologists.
Compiler: M. Nauman Khan