Recent Arabic press reports suggested that with the changed status of the SCA, the position of Secretary General still needed to get officially (re)filled, and that rumour had it that the candidate might not be the present placeholder Dr. Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, but Prof. Mohamed Abdel Fattah:
The MSA Facebook page today shows a cabinet resolution (no.
1055) that says that Prof. Mohamed Abdel Fattah has indeed been given the position. (No press release yet.)
Cp. English press report that has just appeared:
"Following two months of the cancelation of the Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf appointed Mohamed Abdel Fatah the new Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). Abdel Fatah was the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the SCA. He previously served as head of the Museums sectors and director of Antiquities in Upper Egypt." (with photo) .