Aye he's that, and that's an understatement.<quoted text>
Hawass is a bid difficult and more than a little controlling. But I suppose he's done a better job than some of his predecessors.
Some years ago, when I was in Giza, they were doing one of those radar studies to see if they could find any new tombs or the like. Never heard if they did but I understand they doing that again.
I think he's doing fine in excavating the basement of the museum.
But none get permission that do not promote the old Egyptologists ideas.
If dating tends to show younger dates we hear nothing of it anymore.
We end up with the Giza pyramid build in the first millenium, given the dating on the bread making facility, for the workers.
The brotherhood wants to destroy everything. So maybe it's a good thing that things stay buried, and we can enjoy the virtual landscape.