We need more transparency from Egypt's Minister of Antiquities. If Hawass didn't know the full extent of the vandalism and looting, he should have acknowledged that, rather than giving blanket assurances that all was well.
Contradicting the claims of Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, a member of a French archaeological expedition reports that the ancient burial ground of Saqqara has been vandalized by would-be robbers.
From my experiences, the Egyptians are a group of smart, talented, and proud people who simply want a better life for themselves. They are a tolerant people -- looking back, maybe they are a bit too tolerant, especially of injustices done to them.
An absolutely brand-new scientific breakthrough allowing communication with the spirit of those who have passed on was used yesterday by the Huffington Post in a penetrating interview with 3,500 year old Queen Nefertiti.