Photo: Egypt's Antiquities Chief Combines Passion, Clout to Protect Artifacts



Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, relaxes in his tent at a dig site in Egypt.

Hawass is on a mission to protect the relics of his country's storied past by lobbying for the return of stolen artifacts and stopping illegal digs.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett/NGS


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