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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Obit: Egyptologist and antiquities dealer Roger Khawam - Apollo Magazine


http://www.apollo-magazine.com/paintings-stolen-in-verona-heist-recovered-in-ukraine/

Roger Khawam (1922–2016) | Egyptologist and antiquities dealer Roger Khawam has died in Paris at the age of 94 (£). Khawam was born in Cairo in 1922, and despite youthful ambitions to become an aerobatics pilot, was persuaded to follow his father into the antiquities trade. Running his business first in Cairo, then in Paris, Khawam worked closely with the Egyptology departments of institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre. Khawam is survived by his sons, to whom he passed the family business after his retirement in 2005.