HAWASS IN MASRY EL YOUM 10 December 2013

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( ألمان يعملون لحساب يهودي مصري في بلجيكا سرقوا «خرطوش خوفو» في أبريل2013 )

كشف الدكتور زاهي حواس، وزير الدولة لشؤون الآثار السابق، أن سرقات خرطوش الملك خوفو، تمت لحساب يهودي مصري يعمل في بلجيكا وهو، روبرت بوفال، والذي يحاول بكل الطرق إثبات أن «الهرم صناعة يهودية وغير مصرية».

وقال «حواس»، في تصريحات خاصة»، إن محمد إبراهيم، وزير الآثار، قال في أحد اللقاءات الإعلامية، إن «سرقات خرطوش خوفو تمت في عام 2006، وهو ما يخالف الحقيقة والواقع؛ حيث إن الأجهزة الرقابية والشرطة أثبتت أن السرقات تمت عام 2013، وهو ما تثبته جوازات السفر الخاصة بالألمان، والتي ثبت أنهم دخلوا إلى مصر في أبريل الماضي».

وتساءل «حواس»: «كيف تكون السرقات تمت عام 2006 والتحقيقات جرت مع المسؤولين الحاليين، ولم يتم التحقيق مع المسؤول عن منطقة الهرم وقتها، كما أن نتيجة التحقيقات جاءت لتؤكد كلامي؛ حيث تم نقل جميع المسؤولين عن منطقة الهرم بعد التأكد من تورطهم في الواقعه بشكل أو بآخر».

وأضاف: «أود أن أوضح أن المخربين الأجانب يقودهم يهودي مصري يعيش في بلجيكا، أرسل أكثر من شخص للدخول من قبل وتم منعهم تمامًا، وكانت لي معارك كثيرة معه، كما أنه كتب كتابا من قبل يحاول فيه إثبات عدم مصرية الهرم»، مؤكداً أن «الهرم لم يكن يسمح بدخوله إلا من خلال شركات السياحة، لإحكام السيطرة عليه، وهو عكس ما يحدث الآن؛ ما تسبب في اختراقه وتهريب العينات».

وأشار إلى أن «المعامل الألمانية حاولت أن تثبت من خلال اللون الأحمر الموجود في الحجرات أن تاريخ الهرم يرجع إلى 15 ألف سنة؛ مما يعني أن هذا هو تاريخ بناء الهرم، ولكن الحقيقة التي يؤكدها كل علماء المصريات المصريين والأجانب أن (خوفو) أرسل في العام 27 من حكمه بعثة لإحضار اللون الأحمر من الصحراء الغربية من حجر (الماصت) وهو اللون الذي كتب به الخرطوش، وذلك يعبر أن عمر المحجر الذي أحضر منه اللون هو 15 ألف سنة وليس عمر بناء الهرم».

وشدد «حواس» على «ضروة نظر المسؤولين عن الآثار لما يحدث من تدمير وتخريب في بعض المناطق وليس مجرد إزاحة التهم عن مسؤول أو محاولة التنصل من مسؤولية مصيبة كبيرة مثل اختراق الهرم، وسرقة خرطوش خوفو، كما يفعل الوزير الحالي».

http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/355409

(Germans working for (Paid by/on account of/on behalf of) an Egyptian Jew in Belgium stole Khufu cartouche in April 2013)

Dr Zahi Hawass, ex Minister of State for Antiquities, revealed that the robberies of King Khufu’s cartouche was done on behalf of, Robert Bauval, an Egyptian Jew working in Belgium, who has been trying by every means to prove that the pyramid is ‘a Jewish and not Egyptian product’. 

Hawass said in a special statements that Muhamed Ibrahim, the Minister of Antiquities has said in one of his media interviews that Khufu’s cartouche had was stolen in 2006, which is not true, as the inspecting agencies and the police have proved that the robbery took place in 2013, and the the passports of the Germans showed that they entered Egypt last April.    

Hawass wondered ‘how the theft could have taken place in 2006 while the investigations were conducted with current officials and not those responsible for the pyramid area at the time? While the investigation result came to confirm my words, and all those responsible for the have been removed from the pyramid area after their involvement, one way or the other, has been proven’. He added: “I would like to make it clear that the foreign vandals are led by (controlled by) an Egyptian Jew living in Belgium, who had previously sent more than one person, who were all forbidden completely, and with whom I have had many battles, and he wrote a book before trying to prove that the pyramid was not Egyptian”. 

Hawass confirmed that “it was not permitted to enter the pyramid except through tourist companies in order to make control, which is the opposite of what is happing now; which allowed the samples to be smuggled”.  He (Hawass) pointed that “the German laboratories attempted to demonstrate, through the red colour found in the rooms, that the pyramid dates to 15 thousand years (ago), which means that this was the time it was built, but the fact which is confirmed by both Egyptian and foreign scientists is that Khufu sent in his Year 27 a mission to bring the red colour from the Western Sahara, from Mast stone in which the cartouche was written, which means that it was the quarry from which the colour was brought who dates 15 thousand years ago and not the pyramid”.    

He (Hawass) stressed on “the need for those responsible for antiquities to look to what is happening of destruction and vandalism in some areas, not just remove accusations from officials or trying to deny responsibility for a great disaster like breaking into the pyramid and stealing Khufu’s cartouche, as the present minister does”.

 

My response.

I wasn’t sure if I should be shocked or amused at Hawass’s insane accusations! It was not the first time, of course, that he had accused me of plotting with ‘Jews’ to ‘undermine Egyptian antiquities’, but this was the epitome of all his bizarre accusations! My first reaction was that he had completely lost his mind! Although I generally ignore this kind of insane bursts from this man, this time I felt that in view of the importance of the Cartouche of Khufu as an historical artifact, I could not let such an accusation go unchecked. There was also the present intense political climate in Egypt to consider. By branding me a ‘Jew’ who masterminded the ‘stealing of the Khufu Cartouche’ might, in these in this already inflamed climate, induce a fanatic to take a pot shot at me. I decided, therefore, to find the two German culprits and demand that they make an official statement that not only I was never involved in their activities, but I also had never had any communication with them in the past! On the 11th December 2013 I placed a private message on Dominique Gorlitz Facebook, and waited. Two days later, on the 13th December, I received a reply. Gorlitz informed me that  he was in New York, and was totally shocked to hear about Hawass’s huge defamation against me, and also against himself and his colleague Stefan Erdman. But why was Gorlitz feeling defamed? Was it not the case that he and Erdman had in indeed damaged the Cartouche?

I put the question to him. “This is a lie. We never even touched the Cartouche!” He replied. “We took just 2 milligrams of sample from another, much less significant graffiti next to the Cartouche.”

Was it possible that Hawass had even lied about that? Surely he would not go that far in his blind hatred toward my person? I would have to look into this matter later. Meanwhile I asked to send me a signed statement confirming that I did not know him or even spoke to him until this day, and that in no way was I involved or connected with him and Stefan Erdman. Gorlitz replied that he would of course be more than glad to give sent me such a statement. The next day, as agreed, Gorlitz e-mailed me a PDF document containing the signed statement. This I immediately sent a letter to the newspaper in Egypt Al Masry El Youm, and included with it Gorlitz’s statement as well as other documents that negated the accusations made against me by Hawass and which their newspaper had published without even bothering to check their veracity.

To the Chief Editor: Al Masry El Youm
Dear Sir, my name is Robert Bauval. I am an author, and I live in Spain.

In your issue of the 10th December 2013 you published an interview by Zahi Hawass in which he accused me of paying two Germans (Dominque Gorlitz and Stefan Erdmann) to steal the cartouche of king Cheops in the Great Pyramid of Giza. He furthermore stated that I am a Jew living in Belgium and that I have written a book that ascribed the construction of the Egyptian pyramids to the Jews. These are outrageous and false accusations. Let me state with the utmost of force that I was not in any way, shape or form involved in the stealing of the Khufu Cartouche by the two Germans. Furthermore I have never met these Germans. I also categorically deny that I am a Jew. I am a Christian Roman Catholic and so were both my parents and grandparents. Furthermore I have never stated in any of my books that it was the Jews who built the Egyptian pyramids. Indeed on the contrary: in my book ‘Breaking the Mirror of Heaven’ I totally condemn the erroneous theory that the Jews built the Egyptian pyramids.

Please find attached:
1) A signed letter by Dr. Dominique Gorlitz, one of the Germans who allegedly took the Khufu Cartouche.
2) My birth certificate.
3) My baptism certificate as a Christian.
4) A PDF of my book ‘Breaking the Mirror of Heaven’. Please refer to page 59, where I clearly state that the claim that the Jews built the Egyptian pyramids is a “nonsensical theory [which] has long been debunked, and no historian, let alone an Egyptologist, takes such things seriously at all.”

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