- Aug 7, 2002
Well, he's no longer the Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, as that former exhalted post is now held by Khaled El-Anany. Hawass was fired in 2011 as best I can tell.I had heard that after a few months of political disfavour he had been reinstated. The worst I've heard is that his ego will not allow him to tolerate others making discoveries. I think he has held back egyptology enormously.