The Mataha-expedition was personally granted to take place by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The SCA is part of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and is responsible for the conservation, protection and regulation of all antiquities and archaeological excavations in Egypt. Dr. Zahi Hawass has since longtime been forcefully working to realize the preservation of the Egyptian antiquities. With encouraging support Dr. Zahi Hawass gave his permission to conduct the geophysic research of the Hawara Necropolis in order to prepare for preservation works, and to map the archaeological underground. The research was helpfully supervised by SCA councillor Prof. Dr. Moustafa Kamel El-Ghamrawy (Faculty of Engineering, Azhar University, Cairo).
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